Dontnod’s Vampyr coming to Switch this year and the launch is set for October. The supernatural action RPG was published by Focus Home Interactive for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2018, and achieved solid criticism all around, being rated mostly around 7/10 or 8/10 from the most-relevant publications. Now, the game is to expand its outreach to Nintendo Switch, and while the original is a subscription or a one time purchase, depending on the platform experience, pre-orders for this edition are also available as of now.
The development of Vampyr video game took a particularly winding path. It began with a small team of people who previously worked on Life Is Strange graphic video adventure. After some deliberation, the writers, lead by Stéphane Beauverger, decided to place the setting in the early 20th century London, during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918. The art style, signed by Phil Hale, and the atmosphere the game thus gained are generally praised the most, while the game all around also managed to win over IGN Italia, who gave it 9/10, and N3RDABL3 who gave it a perfect 10/10.
Vampyr Nintendo Switch release date set for October 29!
The story follows Jonathan Reid, who is coming home to London after the Great War. He awakes as a vampire in a mass grave and has to deal with his newfound powers and abilities he possesses, as well as the thirst for blood. As an action role-playing game, this title explores vampiric abilities to their fullest. As a doctor, Reid continues his practice and keeps his vampire persona a secret as he cares for over 60 people in his community. The game thus functions partly as an open-world RPG. The players can also augment and expand the character’s skill-set through his skill tree, though some innovations on that part might be implemented on Nintendo Switch version.
The original edition features a third person view, which is also the case with Switch. Vampyr release date is set for October 29, 2019, and in less than two months time we shall see if Nintendo’s portable console can infuse this title with fresh allure. On Nintendo Store, the price is set at $49.99, with no pre-order treats thus far.