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Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong delayed to February 2022

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A new trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (opens in new tab), a narrative thriller about three vampires whose choices and actions will decide the fate of the city of Boston, appeared during today's Nacon Connect livestream, introducing a new character named Galen and, more importantly, setting the game's release for February 2022—a few months later than expected.

Galeb is ancient. Over the years, he's amassed vast wealth and power, and established himself as one of the most feared vampires in Boston. But satisfaction is elusive—he's missing something. "Something he's lost," Nacon teased. "Or perhaps something that was never there to begin with."

The February 2022 release target isn't included in the trailer for some reason, but it did appear during the Nacon livestream, and you can see the image captured below. Technically that's a delay, as Swansong was initially meant to be out in 2021 (opens in new tab) (and for the moment, the Swansong website still lists that target), but fortunately just a slight one.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is being developed by Big Bad Wolf, the studio behind The Council (opens in new tab)—a very good narrative adventure in its own right, by the way—and will be available on the Epic Games Store (opens in new tab).

Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong February 2022

(Image credit: Nacon)
Andy Chalk
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.