Swedish game developer Sharkmob has set an early access release date for their new vampire Battle Royale game, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt. Heading to a PC through Steam early access on September 7, 2021, the fame will offer free-to-play 3D action with the developer’s own stylish stake on the Battle Royale genre that really gives players something to sink their teeth into.
Vampire puns aside, Bloodhunt adds a unique vertical gameplay element when traversing the map. From the back-alleys to to rooftops of Prague, there is almost no area that is off-limits to vampires. Preserving the Masquerade is everything. Learning to feed and navigating the city successfully are critical components for players to survive. Gameplay can be done solo or in matched teams of three with up to 45 players per match.
During the Gamescom 2021 festivities, Sharkmob released a new clan trailer for Bloodhunt that showcased the clan Toreador. Featuring the two archetypes of Muse and Siren, Toreador’s clan skill is the ability to project an illusionary image ahead of a vampire which allows for a short-range teleport or be used as a feint. The new trailer is viewable below.
Early access will take place over two acts. New playable areas in Prague will be unlocked with new challenges and lore progression. A special Founder’s Battle Pass will be made available in free and paid versions. Players are able to progress through 20 levels of free qualitative rewards with up to 100 rewards in the paid version that unlocks various cosmetic items such as tattoos, outfits, makeup, piercings, and avatars. Other items such as XP boosts are also unlockable.
We’re super excited to be launching into Early Access this September. After our successful closed Alpha event and some amazing feedback from players we can’t wait for everyone to be able to sink their teeth into the world of Bloodhunt!Craig Hubbard, Game Director of Bloodhunt at Sharkmob
This past July, Sharkmob held a closed alpha testing event for Bloodhunt. During that time period the developer gathered feedback from players and grew the game’s Discord community to thousands of members who have declared their allegiance to the various clans of Bloodhunt.
I am really excited about the release of our first game and want to congratulate the team and our partners on their great achievement! I love what Bloodhunt brings to the Battle Royale genre and with the game live the real adventure begins as we continue developing the game together with the community.Fredrik Rundqvist, CEO of Sharkmob
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt is set to unleash its Battle Royale on PC through Steam early access with a September 7, 2021 release date. For more information about Bloodhunt follow @Bloodhunt on Twitter or visit the game’s website at bloodhunt.com.
Sharkmob (@SharkmobGames Twitter) is a game studio with office locations in Malmö, Sweden and London, United Kingdom. Founded in 2017 the studio utilizes the Unreal Engine to power its AAA quality games for PC and console. In 2019 the studio was acquired by Tencent Games. Currently the studio is working on three unannounced projects.