Malmö / London – 27 August 2021.
The Sweden-based indie games developer/publisher Sharkmob are today very excited and happy to announce that their thrilling 3rd-person F2P Battle Royale game “Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt” is coming to PC via Steam Early Access on September 7th, 2021.
This free-to-play, stylish take on Battle Royale has been designed to empower players with the essence of the supernatural. Bloodhunt presents unique vertical gameplay with traversal that takes you from the back-alleys to the rooftops of Prague. Successfully navigating the city, feeding to grow stronger and preserving the Masquerade are key components to the game which can be played solo or in group matched teams of three with up to 45 players.
Early Access will be introduced in two Acts unlocking new playable areas in Prague, challenges and lore progression. A special Founder’s Battle Pass will also be made available in free and paid versions.
Players will be able to progress through over 20 levels of free qualitative rewards with up to 100 rewards in the paid version unlocking tattoos, outfits, makeup, piercings, XP boosts, avatars and much more.
Craig Hubbard, Game Director of Bloodhunt at Sharkmob said:
“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!”
“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” added Fredrik Rundqvist, CEO of Sharkmob.
Players can join the bloodhunt by signing up on the official website at Bloodhunt.com.
A third person free-to-play Battle Royale experience set in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe, developed in close collaboration with the World of Darkness brand team. For the first time ever, experience the thrill of vampires at war as sects clash across the city of Prague, triggered by the arrival of strike-teams from the Second Inquisition. Use your supernatural powers, weapons and wit to eradicate your enemies and deal with the hunters – all while striving to maintain The Masquerade.
Join the Bloodhunt using supernatural powers and traverse anywhere to battle other players and computer controlled enemies to be the last vampire standing.
Show off your vampire fantasy by customizable characters – play as a personalised vampire of your own creation. Choose your Clan allegiance to define your playstyle then let your personality shine through as you create your most unique expressive looks for friends and rivals to remember.
Restore The Masquerade – Set in the beautiful Old Town of Prague, rendered with the highest graphical fidelity, Bloodhunt offers reasons to keep fighting with story progression using Acts updates throughout seasons.
No “pay-to-win” mechanics – created with a player focused mentality.
Supporting 12 languages – English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish (Latin American), Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Spatial Audio support allows players to be fully immersed in the thrill of the hunt: listen for threats before seeing them using the latest 3D Audio technology such as Dolby Atmos where available.
Bloodhunt Steam page – Wishlist here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/760160
Sharkmob Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharkmobgames
Sharkmob is a game studio with offices in Malmö, Sweden and London, founded in 2017 and acquired by Tencent Games in 2019. The studio develops AAA quality games for PC and console, using the Unreal Engine to power its ambitions of taking multiplayer games to new heights. Sharkmob is currently working on three major projects: a battle royale game in the Vampire: The Masquerade universe slated for release in 2021; and two proprietary, unannounced titles. For more information about Sharkmob, visit https://www.sharkmob.com.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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