Paradox Interactive and Direct Draw have announced Vampire: the Masquerade – Coteries of New York. This should come as welcome news for fans of V:tM, as it is the second new game in the series after V:tm: Bloodlines 2. Coteries of New York will be arriving in Q4 2019 for both PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.
Coteries of New York is a single play narrative adventure game set in the fifth edition of the V:tM lore and sees players taking part in an epic struggle between two of the vampire clans, Camarilla and Anarchs. This is the first time that a video game has been set in the World of Darkness lore.
Players will choose from a number of clans, each with its own set of Disciplines and ethics. Each choice will influence the game’s ending. Along the way, players will be able to create their own coterie and begin influencing NPCs and other relationships. Because of the unique gameplay mechanics, replayability is very high.
How does Coteries of New York play?
You act as a newly-fledged vampire in New York. You have to learn what it means to be one of the Kindred in a huge, vibrant, contemporary metropolis. On your way you’ll meet different NPCs – other vampires, thin-bloods, ghouls, humans… and more. You will perform tasks that will put test your humanity and take part in a complex and often brutal struggle for power between the Camarilla and the Anarchs.
You’ll build your Coterie and learn your undead companions’ deepest secrets… or see them abandon you. You’ll feast on the living and will ask yourself about the very nature of humanity and will feel the constant lure of the Beast inside you. You will make choices for the character, including which storylines to pursue and how to approach the different situations presented. You will take part in a narrative experience with branching dialogue choices, memorable characters – all among iconic locales of the Big Apple. You’ll be able to use Disciplines to charm, sneak, intimidate or kill and your choices will determine your path.