E3 2017: Dontnod Entertainment Drops ‘Vampyr’ Trailer

Get ready for some bloody good fun this November.


By Wong Si Jia

Dontnod Entertainment has released a trailer of its next up-and-coming game Vampyr.

Expected to be released in November 2017, it is helmed by the studio behind game phenomenon Life is Strange, and introduces both vampire and RPG elements.

Set in 1918, London, Vampyr sees the player taking on the role of Dr Jonathan Reid, who wrestles with his personal ethics as both a renowned war surgeon and a newly-turned bloodsucker. The tale of choice and damnation alludes to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, reflecting Dr Reid’s dual nature.

Between finding a cure to save the city or satisfying his new bloodthirst, the game allows for many judgement calls. For example, feeding on people is not a must, despite the game being vampire-based.

The entire game is heavily filled with choice-making, which means that most, if not all, of the decisions will change the course of the story – similar to the premise of Life is Strange – and London ends up either being saved or doomed.

Check out the trailer below:

Narrative director Stéphane Beauverger describes the game to be “dark, despair-filled, and full of melanchony”– and the trailer seems to have all of that pegged down.

However, details about the actual gameplay has yet to be released, so fans will have to wait till E3 for more information.

Vampyr is coming to PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One in early November 2017.