Whether you’re well-versed in the rich universe of Vampire: The Masquerade or a newcomer, it matters not in regards to the latest instalment. Prepare for a political themed horror in the form of Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York, which has just arrived on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. Will it be able to satisfy your bloodlust?
Shadows of New York is a visual novel that works as both a standalone expansion of the Vampire: The Masquerade lore and as a complementary piece to the previous title, Coteries of New York. This follow-up proves to be a more personal and unique tale set in the world of the tabletop role-playing game. While the metropolis is familiar to some, Shadows of New York will still offer a fresh perspective as you get to meet new characters and visit new locations.
We hate to break it to you, but you’ll take on the role of a nobody, an outcast within their own vampiric faction. You are an immigrant that’s never really fit in anywhere, until New York’s Anarch leader meets a rather gruesome end and, bizarrely, you’re the bloodsucker tasked with investigating the death. It’s clearly some kind of devious ploy in the constant back and forth between warring factions. Nevertheless, as a member of the Lasombra clan, you shouldn’t be underestimated – not by anyone.
Get ready for multiple playthroughs as you explore the streets of the Big Apple, fulfilling your own thirst for blood and building important connections with the fascinating inhabitants of the city. Be aware that the choices you make will alter the way your character thinks and the path they end up following. And your first decision is the most crucial as you decide whether to purchase Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York from the Xbox Store for £10.74 – it’s also available on the PS Store, Nintendo eShop and Steam.
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Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York is a stand-alone expansion and a companion piece to VtM: Coteries of New York. While Coteries was a general introduction to the world depicted in the 5th Edition of the hit tabletop role-playing game, Shadows presents a more personal and unique tale. – A visual novel tackling themes of personal and political horror – See the familiar metropolis through entirely different eyes. Expect new characters, new locations and a fresh original soundtrack – Play as a member of the Lasombra clan. Master the shadows and communicate with the inhabitants of the Other Side – Shape your mind, shape your fate. The choices you make will alter the way you think, and your thinking will alter the paths you take – Explore the streets of the Big Apple. Catch glimpses of various fascinating vignettes and forge connections with the eccentric inhabitants of the city. One playthrough won’t be enough to see it all