Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Introduces Thinbloods
Hardsuit Labs and Paradox Interactive have a new trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. The animated short focuses on a recently turned Thinblood, a second-class vampire whose powers are much weaker than those of a fully-blooded vampire. Fortunately for the player, who will begin the game as a Thinblood, Seattle is surprisingly accommodating of this class of vampire, giving them some room to maneuver into one of the five higher clans.
Some details were also given as to the different starting disciplines Thinblood players will get to choose from. The first is the Chiropteran, vampires who have a strong affinity for bats and are given access to the skills Glide, which can slow a player’s fall and allow them access to new areas, and Bat Swarm, which gives the players the ability to summon a swarm of bats to harry and mildly injure opponents. The second is Mentalism, which grants the Pull and Levitate abilities, allowing players to use telekinesis to either pull objects toward them or to lift objects and opponents off the ground. The final discipline is Nebulation, which gives the player command of mist. This can be used as either Mist Shroud, which silences footsteps and allows for stealth kills, or Envelop, which centers a cloud of mist around an opponent, blinding and choking the target.
As players continue through the story, they will be given the option to join one of the main five clans, each having their own unique powers. Bloodlines 2 is set to release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in the first quarter of 2020.