If you have been craving a bit more from the Vampire: The Masquerade line of games out there, then you will be glad to know that we are getting another entry into the mix. In fact, it looks like we are going to be getting another entry in from Draw Distance specifically here with a follow up to their last one. Here we go with the announcement for Vampire: The Masquerade — Shadows Of New York. Something that is slated to hit the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this coming summer. When in the summer? Well, that is still to be figured out here as there is no specific date set down for it all yet.
This may sound like it is a sequel to their previous Vampire: The Masquerade — Coteries Of New York but you would be a bit incorrect in thinking that. This will be a new stand-alone expansion to this story and not directly linked outside of the massive world built by the 5th edition of the tabletop game. Sure, we will get some callbacks to others in the previous game and things in Vampire: The Masquerade in general, but we will also be getting a slew of new characters and locations to experience as we help our new Lasombra friend figure out who murdered another prominent member of society. That fun little trope we get in the franchise so many times all through the visual novel style we have enjoyed already.
Vampire: The Masquerade — Shadows Of New York — Teaser
You’re a nobody. An outcast in your own vampiric sect. A political prisoner of no particular value. An immigrant who never found her roots in a city of immigrants. A chain smoker whose favorite pastime is staring blankly at the streets through the windows of a fast food joint at 4:00 a.m. The sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach tells you that you’re doomed, and distorted voices from the shadows seem to agree. The curse of your clan makes interacting with everyday technology difficult. Dissociation is your natural state.
But when New York’s Anarch leader meets a gruesome end, out of all the bloodsuckers in the metropolis, you’re the one picked to investigate. Make no mistake: this is obviously a trap, yet another move in the horrible game of Jyhad, the eternal struggle for power between warring vampire generations. But you’re Lasombra, and if there’s one thing you know, it’s this: if the Ventrue Prince and her followers underestimate you, they’re going to deeply regret it.
Vampire: The Masquerade — Shadows Of New York is a visual novel set in the rich universe of Vampire: The Masquerade. It acts as a stand-alone expansion and a companion piece to our previous title, Coteries Of New York. While Coteries was a general introduction to the world depicted in the 5th Edition of the hit tabletop role-playing game, Shadows presents a more personal and unique tale.
Have you been antsy to get back into the world of Vampire: The Masquerade and will this be the next fun adventure you get to take? Do you think we are going to get to use more of the sick powers of the Lasombra in this story or will it be something a bit more designed for us over being free-flowing? Were you hoping all of this would link into all of the other games out there or did you expect it to be in its own little isolated part of the shared world? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss it all. When we have more to share for Vampire: The Masquerade — Shadows Of New York, we will share it all here. Be sure to keep checking back for all of that and more.