Remember Me studio reveals Vampyr, a new action RPG

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Vampyr

The big project currently underway at Paris-based developer Dontnod Entertainment, the studio behind the 2013 release Remember Me, is Life Is Strange, a game about a young woman who returns to her hometown after an extended absence and becomes embroiled in a metaphysical mystery surrounding the disappearance of an old classmate. But yesterday it revealed that it has another game on the go as well, and this one is going to suck.

Because it's about vampires!

I'm here all week.

Vampyr was revealed in a tweet by publisher Focus Home Interactive, which included a photo of a suitably gloomy-looking chap glancing over his shoulder and a promise that "the blood will drip!" According to thesixthaxis, it will be an action RPG set immediately after the First World War, in which players take on the role of a doctor treating victims of the Spanish Flu. He's transformed into a vampire after being bitten by one of his patients, and soon finds himself thrown into the morally-murky world of the Nosferatu, where his Hippocratic Oath runs headlong into an overwhelming desire to suck the lifeblood out of everything with a pulse.

As ideas go, I really dig this one, although there's not much more to it than that at this point, and no further details or a release target have been announced. Dontnod's Life Is Strange, meanwhile, comes out on January 30.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.