Vampire Bloodlines 2 reveals Thinbloods

vampire the masquerade bloodlines 2 reveals thinbloods in linux mac windows pc games

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodines 2 reveals Thinbloods in Linux, Mac and Windows PC games. Thanks to Paradox Interactive who reveal additional details. Including the background and disciplines for Thinbloods. Which still shows Linux support on SteamDB. Available for pre-order on Steam, GOG, Humble Store and Paradox.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 players begin as a newly embraced Thinblood. Also a second class group of vampires. Since their abilities are weaker than the great clans. As the story progresses. Players will join one of the five full blooded Kindred clans. As each one is revealed in the coming weeks.

Game engine confirmation:

“I can confirm that this game uses Unreal Engine 4.”

So it looks that SteamDB is more than just a suggestion. Since we have a game engine confirmation.

Thinbloods are a recent, weaker strain of vampire. One who also face a constant struggle to survive. Making their way in the World of Darkness. While they are often treated as second class citizens. Doing so by full blood Kindred. Since Seattle’s leadership has been very tolerant of Thinbloods. As Seattle has only recently come under Camarilla control. While it remains a city of opportunity. Where Thinbloods can navigate into the higher circles of vampire society.
However, they are rarely see the same respect. Or even legal standing that full blood clan members enjoy.

Thinbloods – Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (Linux, Mac, Windows PC)

At the beginning of Bloodlines 2. Here is where players choose one of the Thinblood disciplines. So either Chiropteran, Mentalism, or Nebulation. These Thinblood disciplines were suitable for Bloodlines 2. Stemming from the pen and paper tabletop RPG. And also grant unique combat and traversal abilities. Which you can upgrade throughout the game. While enhancing your power or add special effects.

Thinblood disciplines and their progression details below:

Chiropteran – Strong affinity for bats. Allowing vampires to move through the air and summon swarms.

  • Glide — first active power. Glide greatly lowers the weight of the vampire’s skeleton. And their muscle mass to allow them to briefly float. Reaching otherwise unreachable areas. Swoop down on NPCs to knock them down. Or rain down other Disciplines from afar.
  • Bat Swarm — second active power. The vampire can summon a small swarm of bats. These will attack a target NPC. While temporarily disabling them and dealing low damage. You can upgrade this power. Until a true Maelstrom of leathery wings surrounds the vampire. While annoying and damaging those who come too close.

Mentalism – Use telekinesis to manipulate objects. You can also pull weapons from enemy hands.

  • Pull — first active power. Manipulate inanimate objects using telekinesis. Since this inclues weapons held by NPCs.
  • Levitate — second active power. Suspends a living NPC in the air. Since you can enhance this strength. Until the vampire can levitate everyone and everything in an area. Also throwing dangling enemies around like rag dolls.

Environmental discipline:

Nebulation – Allows the vampire to summon and command mist.

  • Mist Shroud — first active power. Summon a shroud of mist surrounding the player for a short time. The shroud muffles the sound of footsteps. It also reduces the range at which the player can be seen.
    In addition, the player can partially transform into a cloud of mist. While performing a choking attack on an NPC. Or travel through a tight space. Such as a ventilation fan or duct.
  • Envelop — second active power. Create a stationary, swirling cloud of mist. Doing so on a target that surrounds or blinds. Or forcefully enters the lungs of NPCs that it touches.

Like Thinbloods, each clan has their own features. This can be unique abilities and upgrades. While giving players new ways to explore the darkness that lurks in Seattle.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is available for pre-order. The games on Steam, GOG, Humble Store and Paradox. Prices start at $59.99 USD. What’s more… the games also on Epic Store. Which suggests why SteamDB shows Linux, Mac and Windows PC support.

To learn more about Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, please visit www.bloodlines2.com.

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