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BloodLust 2: Nemesis, WRF Studios' vampire RPG we covered briefly in the past, will be launching into Steam Early Access in the first quarter of 2018. According to the developers, the game is currently content complete and playable, and the 6 to 9 months of planned Early Access will give them an opportunity to polish the game and refine its systems.
Here's what the game's about:
Bloodlust 2: Nemesis is a "Hack 'n Slash - Dungeon Crawling - Action RPG" experience that will allow players to explore the dark underworld of a forgotten society of Vampires and their disciplines, all while trying to solve the secrets to their bloodline's scientifically enhanced monstrous power.
"After the 'Hunter' killed an emperor to the east and destroyed an entire bloodline, the Council felt the playing field between the humans and the undead might be a little too even. They authorized the development of an experimental food source; a synthetic blood built from both alchemy and science. The project is funded and developed by the Taku Clan, under the codename NEMESIS; Neural Embryonic Morphing Experimental Synthetic Immune System something or other."
"I guess it's supposed to be better than the real thing. I don't really know... I never touched it, since I prefer my blood warm and dirty. But I've seen its strength, replicating and enhancing the cells of the undead, allowing our species to morph into even stronger creatures, making us more monstrous than we already are."
~ Vitalus, blood thirsty scavenger from the Dark City
- Play as a Male or Female Vampire with Classes Including Witch, Thief or Warrior
- Sire Others with your "Embrace" to Build your Family of Minions
- Learn and Increase Vampire Disciplines, Skills, Talents and Attributes
- Dynamic Loot and Procedurally Created Areas Create Infinite Replay-ability
- Non-Linear World Allows Players to Follow Their Own Path and Quest Goals
And here's a brief Early Access Q&A:
Why Early Access?
“Although Bloodlust 2: Nemesis is a complete game including all features, such as voice acting, gameplay elements, etc., we are using Early Access to receive feedback from players about any bugs they might find, or any suggestions for gameplay improvements, balance and/or additional features that might make the game more enjoyable.”
Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?
“Approximately 6 - 9 months.”
How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?
“Currently Bloodlust 2: Nemesis is a complete game. However, with additional feedback and suggestions from the Early Access community... we would like to fix any bugs and find any areas that might need additional polish. Also, looking for any suggestions that might make the game more enjoyable.”
What is the current state of the Early Access version?
“Bloodlust 2: Nemesis is complete but needs feedback from players to find bugs, improve features, adjust gameplay balance, and give suggestions for any additional polish. Please refer to the "About This" section on the store page for a list of features currently in the game.”
Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?
“Game may increase in price a few dollars for official release.”
How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?
“Because Bloodlust is a large game with hours of content it's necessary to remove as many bugs as possible before official release. We are using Early Access to get feedback from players to help balance gameplay, share and remove any frustrating areas, suggest new features and help find any bugs.”