Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 preview: A cult classic returns refreshed

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After 15 years Bloodlines is back and it’s gotten an update.

Everything old is new again, especially when it comes to legacy role-playing games.

Paradox Interactive, the publisher behind Crusader Kings II, Stellaris, and other games you’ve probably spent way too much time playing, announced at GDC Thursday that it’ll be releasing Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines II, the sequel to the cult classic action game that debuted in 2004.

The game is being developed by Hardsuit Labs, the company behind the free-to-play Blacklight: Retribution. It’s based on the World of Darkness tabletop RPG of the same name, which has thrust players into the political world of immortal vampires, clans, and moral ambiguity since 1991.

Oddly, fans have been expecting an official announcement after an ARG released by Paradox seemed to tease the game.

“Keeping this game a secret for the last few years has been quite the Masquerade for us!” Ebba Ljungerud, CEO of Paradox Interactive, said in a press release. “It’s both exciting and relieving to finally let everybody know what we have in store for them.”

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