BigBen already have Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 under their belt and now they’re expanding their World of Darkness franchise even further with a new RPG, Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong, Briefly teased at during Bigben Week 2019, it’s due for development by Big Bad Wolf studio, a narrative RPG specialist and author of the award-winning game The Council.
Adapted from the iconic role-playing tabletop game, Vampire: The Masquerade was created all the way back in 1991, where it’s merging of vampire mythology and modern life set the standard for many tabletop gamers.
In the video game adaptation of Vampire: The Masquerade players take control of three different vampires, each belonging to different clans of the Camarilla, the secret society that most vampires belong to. As you play their stories and their interconnected fates are revealed. Juggle between their different points of view, and attempt to separate fact from fiction. As talk of conspiracy, murder and power struggles threaten to cause chaos, the player must protect themselves, their clan and always ensure they are concealed from humankind.
“At the studio, we’re long-time and passionate fans of the tabletop role-playing game Vampire: The Masquerade. We have wanted to create a video game inspired by this universe for several years now. This project fits perfectly with Bigben’s desire to expand its catalogue of narrative games. We are very happy to be unveiling it together,” says Thomas Veauclin, Creative & Art Director at Big Bad Wolf.
“My past experience as an editor and author of role-playing games, and also as Editor-in-Chief of an RPG magazine, is proof of how important this project means to me personally,” adds Benoit Clerc, Head of Publishing at Bigben.” Just like me, many fans have been waiting a long time for a new adaptation of this cult game, which will be developed by one of the most talented studios of its generation.”
Not much detail is known on the official release date, all we know is the Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is due out in 2021.