Just a handful of weeks after Paradox Interactive announced a sequel to Vampire: The Masquerde – Bloodlines, Bigben Interactive and The Council developers Big Bad Wolf have announced their own, unrelated Vampire: The Masquerade RPG, being developed under license from Paradox.
There’s few details on the game a moment, with Big Bad Wolf just a few months into development on the project, but it will be a departure from the episodic narrative of The Council. This won’t be episodic, for one thing, and it will feature traditional RPG mechanics like levelling up, having an inventory and skills, but with a focus on the narrative aspects and the rival factions in the World of Darkness.
Bigben say it will be heavily inspired by the rules of the tabletop RPG, which will likely provide the point of gameplay differentiation to the Bloodlines sequel being developed by Hardsuit Labs.
Though it’s still early days, the studio promise to share more information about the game at Gamescom in August.
Update: Clarified the relationship between Bigben and Paradox’s two games.