Game developer Draw Distance recently announced that the narrative adventure video game Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York will launch on PC first.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York launch details
The upcoming narrative game based on the popular game franchise will first launch on PC via Steam on Dec. 4. The Switch version will launch in Q1 2020, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are still on the negotiation table as property holder Paradox Interactive is in talks with the developer.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York presents
the conflict between two vampiric factions: the traditionalist Camarilla and
the fiercely independent Anarchs among the iconic landmarks and night lights of
The Big Apple. It’s a unique, atmospheric, single-player narrative experience,
set in a rich, fully licensed, globally recognized universe of Vampire: The
Masquerade 5th Edition.
Choose your character from one of several
Every playable character offers unique powers
(Disciplines), different ethical approaches to certain issues, and dialogue
Character-oriented quests allow you to create
your own coterie and shape your relations by reinforcing NPC loyalties.
Highly replayable – choices made in the game are
reflected by the game’s changing fiction.
Various endings depending on your actions –
which conclusion will you reach?
Suitable for both Vampire: The Masquerade
veterans, and fans of mature narrative-driven games who are newcomers to the
The game does justice to the mature themes of the World
of Darkness, and takes advantage of the excellent atmosphere of the source
material. It also creates new stories, which, thanks to the full creative
license, will be incorporated as official lore of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th
What is Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York?
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York aims to
translate the complex and fascinating world of vampires, their nightly
struggles for power and attempts to hold on to their humanity, to a format
previously unexplored by the brand – an atmospheric narrative experience. Think
interactive story meets choices-that-matter; dark, atmospheric, emotional
narration meets Telltale-like way of creating morally challenging dilemmas,
answers to which are entirely up to the players, allowing them to reach one of
a variety of possible endings.
How does Coteries of New York play?
You act as a newly-fledged vampire in New York. You have
to learn what it means to be one of the Kindred in a huge, vibrant,
contemporary metropolis. On your way you’ll meet different NPCs–other vampires,
thin-bloods, ghouls, humans… and more. You will perform tasks that will put
test your humanity and take part in a complex and often brutal struggle for
power between the Camarilla and the Anarchs. You’ll build your Coterie and
learn your undead companions’ deepest secrets… or see them abandon you. You’ll
feast on the living and will ask yourself about the very nature of humanity and
will feel the constant lure of the Beast inside you. You will make choices for
the character, including which storylines to pursue and how to approach the
different situations presented. You will take part in a narrative experience
with branching dialogue choices, memorable characters – all among iconic
locales of the Big Apple. You’ll be able to use Disciplines to charm, sneak,
intimidate or kill and your choices will determine your path.
If it’s called Vampire: The Masquerade, does that mean
you have something in common with World of Darkness, Bloodlines 2, the cult
tabletop RPG system, or…?
Yes, exactly! Coteries of New York is set in a fully
licensed universe of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition! However, even if you
know nothing about the setting, don’t fret! The game is designed to meet the
expectations of both Vampire: The Masquerade veterans, and new players, who
never had an opportunity to delve into the World of Darkness.
What about replayability and post-launch support?
You’ll be able to choose your character from three
different vampires, representing three iconic Camarilla Clans (we’ll unveil
them at a later date). Every character has access to a different set of
Disciplines (unique supernatural skills that are characteristic to that Clan)
and different narration. Your initial choice also influences your Coterie
members’ approach to you, dialogue lines, possible side quests etc. Hence, it
takes hours to experience every piece of content we prepared. You’ll go through
the main quest, side quests and loyalty quests (aimed to build closer relations
between the protagonist and members of your Coterie). BUT one playthrough is
definitely not enough to see every piece of content we’ve prepared.
As for post-launch support, you can definitely expect
new, standalone stories, enriching the lore, telling different bloody stories
from the history of vampiric New York and adding new twists to interpersonal
Which platforms will Coteries of New York be available
Coteries of New York will be available on PC (Windows,
Mac OS, Linux) and Nintendo Switch. The game will launch on both platforms
simultaneously. Other platforms, like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, are not out
of the question, but we’re taking a “wait and see” approach.
When will Coteries of New York be released?
Coteries of New York will be released in Q4 2019! We’ll
unveil the final date when we’re closer to launch.
Which language versions will be supported?
That’s a huge and very difficult topic because of
localisation costs and time constraints. We understand that Vampire: The
Masquerade has fans all over the world and we would like Coteries of New York
to be available in many different languages, including English, French, Italian,
German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, and Brazilian
Portuguese. We’ll be able to share more information closer to launch.
Will the game support controllers?
Yes! As Coteries of New York will launch simultaneously
on PC and Switch, you’ll be able to play the PC version both with mouse and
keyboard, as well as with a controller. Full list of supported controllers will
be revealed closer to launch.