VAMPIRE®: THE MASQUERADE – BLOODLINES™
PRODUCT FACT SHEET
Vampire®: The Masquerade—Bloodlines™ continues the famous White
Wolf gaming tradition in a new role-playing adventure, combining intense first-person
shooter combat with an open, non-linear world, rich character development and
an immersive storyline. The game plunges players into the dark and gritty vampire
underworld of modern day L.A. as a creature of the night, interacting with
and battling mortals and other creatures of darkness with an incredible array
of vampire powers, skills and traits. Based on Valve’s Source™ Technology—the
same game technology used to power Half-Life 2®, Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines
is being developed by renowned RPG developer Troika Games and is based on White
Wolf’s World of Darkness.
• Embrace the darkness as a vampire—Gamers play as a member of one
of seven different Vampire Clans, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses.
Utilizing up to 12 different vampire powers including supernatural speed, invisibility,
mind control and superhuman strength, players embark on quests, earning experience
points to build their character and increase powers, skills and traits. Eventually
they can rise up through the ranks of Vampire Society and become the most powerful
creature of the night.
• Next-gen first-person shooter gameplay—Based on Valve’s
Source Technology, the same game technology used to power Half-Life
2®, Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines features fast-action
gameplay, detailed graphics, advanced AI and incredible special effects.
Gamers take on enemies in intense first-person action combat, with
a combination of vampire powers, hand-to-hand combat and an explosive
arsenal of weapons including knives, pistols, submachine guns, stake
guns, flamethrowers and more.
• Immersive RPG adventure—Players enter the World of Darkness
in L.A.—from nightclubs and secret ceremonial caverns downtown
to seedy hotels and exclusive mansions on the Hollywood strip – journeying
into an open, “living” non-linear world, where every choice
may lead to ultimate power or an untimely end. Gamers can choose a
path, where each challenge has multiple solutions and each choice has
repercussions - help or hurt the denizens of the world while reaping
the rewards or suffering the consequences. Replaying the game making
different choices, players will find that characters and the environment
react differently depending on clans, abilities and the “reputation” developed
during the journey.
• Online team-based multiplayer—Gamers can go online with
friends and join in the ultimate battle of light and darkness. Choosing
which team to join, playing as a vampire or as a vampire hunter, with
a variety of
team-based mission objectives, online combat will always be a unique experience.
• Cutting edge RPG gaming—Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines
is the culmination of next-generation first-person action game engine
technology, a top RPG developer and a renowned RPG franchise. Built
using Valve’s Source Technology— the same game engine technology
used to power Half-Life 2 ®, the game is based on White Wolf’s
renowned pen-and-paper RPG series Vampire: The Masquerade and its official
clans. Developed by Troika Games—creators of top RPG franchises
such as Arcanum™ (2002 RPG of the year—PC Gamer) and the
Fallout™ series, Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines promises
to take RPG gaming to the next level.
Developer: Troika Games
Release Date: 2004
Rating: “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB