There have been a lot of delays this year and the latest game that will be landing on the Nintendo Switch later than expected is the narrative-driven RPG Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong.
The game was originally due to arrive on the Switch and multiple other platforms in February next year and has now been pushed back to 19th May 2022. In a message to fans, the game's development team wants to ensure it delivers a quality product and has made the tough decision to delay the game.
With Swansong, we are taking core to our studio DNA and scaling up as we adapt the systems from the Vampire: The Masquerade tabletop into a video game experience. The political intrigue and supernatural mystery baked into the setting are a perfect fit for the story we want to tell.
Our focus is on crafting a world that draws you in, that requires you to make difficult decisions and live with the consequences. Swansong features lots of characters, choices, dialogues, and opportunities to decide how the story plays and our ultimate focus is on quality. With this in mind, we’ve made the difficult decision to delay the launch of Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong from February 2022 to May 2022.
This wasn’t a decision we took lightly, but one necessary to ensure the highest possible quality while retaining a healthy work-life balance for our team. Granted, the pandemic also threw a couple of wrenches into our planning, but this delay will allow us to apply some additional polish and give us some extra time for QA. We’re a small but very passionate team, eager to create an immersive experience that rivals the sort of personal storytelling you’d experience from a great tabletop session. One that leaves you with questions long after the credits have stopped rolling (but a reason to go back and see how things could have been different).
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong will be available on May 19, 2022.
We can’t wait to share more with you, so stay tuned. Thank you very much for your patience and all of your support.
Vampire The Masquerade - Swansong is a spin-off of Vampire The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 and was originally delayed from a release this year until February 2022, making this the game's second delay.
Is this a game you're interested in checking out when it's finally made available on Switch? Tell us below.
[source twitter.com, via gematsu.com]
Regardless of delays, it’s just nice to see more World of Darkness content out there. This might not be Bloodlines 2 but it could be great if it properly adapts the tabletop mechanics.
A spin off game based on a game that has been delayed indefinitely is now itself also getting delayed?
You’ve got to hand it to the gang staying true to the source material I suppose..
@nessisonett I’m really digging the digital gaming novels on iOS and Android: Night Road, Out For Blood and Parliament of Knives.
You owe it to yourself to find a nice group and play the tabletop RPG for Vampire. It’s soooo much fun, and has a lot of room for actual role playing beyond just improving stats.
Those were some of the most fun gaming memories of my time. Brujah for lyfe! LOL
Who ever is handling the development of these vampire the masquerade need to do better... The only time i ever see anything about these games in the news. Is when they are getting delayed.
Play Vampire on the Sega Master System instead
Coincidentally, my new V:teS cards just arrived in the mail.
Correct me if I'm wrong but this game feels like all the gameplay is in story decisions without any underlying mechanics. If so, it's definitely not my cup of tea.
This is something Rockstar, EA, Sega, and CD ProjektRed needs to learn before they make, remake, or remaster their next Sonic 2006-quality game.
Is this a visual novel or an actual video game?
Lol nobody outside the studio really knows.
Some people think it will be similar to 'The Council"........but with vampires.
Tabletop games has never been a thing for me, but my brother has partaken occasionally. It's most likely I don't know enough people in real life that are gamers of any kind, and the few I do know are the more casual CoD, sports game type.
If my brother ever gets a group going again I may try to see what all the fuss is about. The downsides of being one of the few gamers in my group of friends.
@Kang81 Yep, that's exactly why I stopped tabletop gaming. After moving a great distance, you just can't meet up as often. If you ever get the opportunity though, dive in. It's super fun to lose yourself in the act.
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