Everything’s all gone a bit muted on Dontnod’s Vampyr since the first round of previews were a little bit tepid, but they’ve had a few months to smooth out the rough edges and now we’re just over four weeks from launch.

Publisher Focus Home Interactive has revealed a new ‘Becoming a Monster’ trailer for Vampyr that’s part story, part gameplay, showcasing the moral quandary that Dr Jonathan Reid finds himself. As a doctor, he’s sworn to protect the citizens of 1918 post-war London, yet his vampiric nature means he’s also driven by his thirst for blood.

“In Vampyr, the greatest source of XP to learn and enhance abilities comes from the blood of London’s citizens, who Dr. Jonathan Reid has set out to save from the epidemic sweeping through the city,” explains Focus. “The question is less “Do I kill?” than “Who do I kill?” Investigating citizens’ lives will allow Reid to decide who is more ‘deserving’ of sacrifice – or he can simply give in to his hunger and treat the mortals as blood bags. Either way, killing certain citizens will have a greater impact on the local ecosystem than others, while simply killing too many may cause an entire district to collapse.”

The combat's still looking a little rough, but as a Dontnod joint it's likely the action's going to take a backseat to all the narrative hijinks and exploration. Buttering up the London locals is going to be an integral part of the game, not just in keeping Dr. Reid's vampire abilities sustained, but also because the only way to get in any of the building interiors is to be invited in.

Vampyr is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 5th. The PC system requirements are already out and you can already see the estimated performance on your system over on the Vampy game page. Be warned though, it’s definitely no slouch in terms of demands, you’ll need a capable gaming PC to meet the recommended system specs. At least 16GB RAM is recommended for Vampyr, which is a little eye-watering, alongside a very decent quad-core processor clocked at 3.2GHz.