Life is Strange developer Dontnod Entertainment has bared the gameplay fangs of Vampyr, showing off some pre-Alpha footage of a game very much still in the works.
The gameplay shown takes place a little after the beginning of the game where our character Dr Jonathan Reid has been turned into a vampire, which is rather at odds with being a medical doctor trying to save the people of London from the Spanish Flu.
It's an action-RPG which will have more in common with Dontnod's Remember Me than it will the sublimely excellent time-screwer-upper Life is Strange. The game explores the perils of becoming a blood-sucking monster and the inevitable impact we'll have in the world. Kill one person and it could lead to things getting better, or a lot worse.
"This video is taken from a pre-alpha version of the game, and while many aspects are still very early in their development process – notably the combat system – you’ll get to see many of the gameplay ideas currently being worked on." It's built using Unreal Engine 4.
Get a little too bitey in a particular district and you could end up end condemning the whole area as it falls to chaos. There's also the matter of blood having a certain quality level to it, so some might nourish you more than others. Decisions, decisions.
Vampyr releases on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next year.