Vampyr is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Focus Home Interactive for release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 5 June 2018. The plot relates how Jonathan Reid, a doctor who has turned into a vampire, comes to terms with his undead condition as he is torn between the Hippocratic Oath and his newfound bloodthirsty nature. Although some boss battles are mandatory, most combat can be avoided and the player is under no obligation to kill to finish the game. Dialogue options can be used for hunting prey to feed on, which replenishes strength and levels up the lead character. Weapons and supernatural abilities are employed while combatting enemies. London serves as a fictionalized semi-open world composed of four districts, which can all be destroyed based on the player’s actions.
This is an action role-playing game played from a third-person perspective. The player controls the game’s protagonist Jonathan E. Reid, a doctor who was made into a vampire, and whose thirst for blood compels him to kill innocent people. To do this successfully, player must gather information about his targets, study and change their habits, collect clues, and maintain certain relationships by communicating with the sixty inhabitants of London. It is possible to finish the game without taking a life, which best preserves the character’s cover as a doctor.