Three titles in the connected “World of Darkness” series, all set within tabletop RPG universes, will be shown off and discussed in-depth as part of a PAX Online panel. The panel, which will air on September 15 at 8 AM PDT/ 11 AM EDT 4:00 PM BST, will feature three games: Vampire: The Masquerade: Shadows of New York, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest, and Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife.
The team has released a trailer for the panel, which you can watch below.
While Shadows of New York and Heart of the Forest are visual novels, Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife is a VR title, with supernatural horror elements and an array of powers that the player can tap into. It’ll be more of a stealth title.
During this panel, the developers will discuss the different approaches of each game, and how they work within the wider tabletop RPG world they’re based in. There will also be key giveaways for each developer’s previous games, so you can potentially win things by watching.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York will actually be out before the panel happens–it releases on September 10 for PC, Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. GameSpot is currently working on a review.
A special collected edition of both Vampire: The Masquerade visual novels has also been announced for Switch, PS4, and PC. Both games, based on the 5th edition of Vampire: The Masquerade, will be included, along with an art book and a vinyl soundtrack. It’s due for release in spring 2021.
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 is also coming out in 2021, if you want to dive even deeper into the Vampire: The Masquerade universe. It’s coming to PS5, Xbox Series X, and current-gen systems. That game is now available for pre-order. A Werewolf action game, Werewolf: The Apocalypse: Earthblood, is also in the works, and it’ll release in 2021 too.