Vampire the Masquerade: Swansong and Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 are shaping up to be different “beasts” entirely. While Bloodlines 2 will be an open-world RPG revolving around a single vampire protagonist exploring the supernatural underbelly of Seattle, Swansong will be a smaller and more intimate RPG set in Boston, with social/mystery-solving RPG mechanics similar in shape to The Council, the previous game from French developer Big Bad Wolf.
As a sequel to the cult classic Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines, the upcoming Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 seeks to both emulates and surpass its predecessor when it comes to implementing supernatural RPG action and implementing a story set in an open-world sandbox city. The protagonist of Bloodlines 2, a blank slate built through character creation, is one of many random people on the streets of Seattle accosted and “Embraced” by a gang of mysterious vampires. As a newly-minted, “Thin-Blooded” vampire, the PC must justify their existence to the quarreling vampire factions in Seattle while also solving the mystery of who transformed them and why.