Vampyr story trailer that tells more about the grim situation protagonist Dr. Jonathan Reid finds himself in when he wakes up as a vampire in the disease-ridden streets of 1918 London.

This isn’t the first story trailer developer Dontnod Entertainment released for the game. However, it is the first one that actually tells us something coherent about Vampyr’s story.

If we ignore the mandatory creepy rendition of Blue Oyster Cult’s Don’t Fear the Reaper, the trailer is pretty good. It shows a lot of in-game footage and helps set the stage for Dr. Reid’s dark journey ahead.

Returning from the frontlines of WWI, Dr. Jonathan Reid finds London devastated by war, disease, and apparently vampires. He discovers the existence of vampires and other supernatural beings in the worst way possible – being turned into one against his will.

As a newborn creature of the night, Jonathan is sucked (pardon the pun) into a world of ancient societies, mysterious murders, and vampire hunts. Now, he must fight his desire to feed on the people he is trying to protect from the disease ravaging London.

But as we see in the story trailer, Jonathan has a bigger goal than to cure the Spanish Flu. He is trying to track down the ones responsible for his transformation, and maybe cure himself in the process.

I’ll admit I’m not a big fan of Dontnod Entertainment’s previous work. Remember Me was an OK action-adventure title that is ironically very forgettable.

And don’t get me started on Life is Strange; I played and reviewed the entire first season, which ended up being my least favorite episodic narrative adventure game in recent years.

However, I’m well and truly excited about Vampyr. It looks like a deep, narrative-driven RPG with plenty of supernatural elements, which I always appreciate.

We didn’t really get to see a lot of gameplay, outside of this early pre-alpha footage, but the developers did release a web series that delve into the making of this game. Give it a watch if you’re interested in the thoughts and ideas behind Vampyr.

Vampyr releases June 5 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.

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