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It may not have quite lit a spark like Life is Strange’s first season did, but Dontnod’s Vampyr has proven a quiet success. The vampiric narrative-driven action adventure has now sold more than one million copies to date, a figure which isn’t bad at all for a game which falls well under the bar for AAA.
Dontnod has secure quite a coup, announcing Vampyr, its narrative-driven action-RPG, will be getting a television series courtesy of a deal with 21st Century Fox.
It’s been out for a good month now, but having recently booted up the game I realised Dontnod has dropped the first patch for Vampyr, its narrative-driven RPG set on the streets of plague-ridden London.
PC gamers have got two big releases this week. Yesterday we had Vampyr, while next Tuesday sees the arrival of Frontier’s Jurassic World Evolution, AKA the nailed-on Game of the Year. Maybe. Nvidia has marked their launches with the new GeForce 398.11 WHQL graphics card driver, providing day one Game Ready driver support for optimal performance.  
Killing is thirsty work, just ask Vampyr's Dr. Jonathan Reid. And so is benchmarking on a balmy summer's day. We've got our mitts on the PC version of Dontnod's Vampyr, and we've been busy putting this narrative-driven action RPG through its paces.
After the twee charms of Arcadia Bay in Life is Strange, Dontnod is taking a huge change in art direction with Vampyr. It's out tomorrow, and it's set in the dark and dingy streets of 1918 London. This is no AAA behemoth, but it's a moody, atmospheric trudge through some dark times.
One of the biggest releases of the summer is squeezing out just before E3. Vampyr launches next week, and publisher Focus Home Interactive has revealed the launch trailer for Dontnod’s narrative-driven action-RPG.
We’re barrelling towards the June 5th release of Vampyr, one of the most hotly anticipated games of the summer. Focus Home Interactive has shared a new video featuring a massive 55 minutes of uncut gameplay with developer commentary provided by Dontnod.
It's a crying shame we've never got a sequel to Vampire: The Masquerade -Bloodlines, but in the meantime, Life is Strange developer Dontnod is hoping to fill the void with Vampyr, a narrative-driven action-RPG set in 1918 London that places the emphasis on player choice. There's plenty of potential in this one, but will you need a human blood sacrifice to the dark gods to run it? Here are the official Vampyr PC system specs.
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.
Dontnod’s weekly Vampyr web series has drawn to a close, revealing what we’d all been hoping for - Vampyr’s official release date. Sharpen those fangs ladies and gents, for Vampyr will be with us on June 5th, 2018.