Vampire: the Masquerade – Shadows of New York is the second Vampire: The Masquerade visual novel, following on from 2019’s Coteries of New York, and it’s coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC soon. Developer Draw Distance has released some new details about the game, giving us some insight into what to expect and what it’ll do differently from its predecessor.
Players will be cast as Julia, a member of the Lasombra vampire clan, and part of the Camarilla faction. She’s looking for a way to rise up the ranks in vampire society, and finds it when the Anarch Baron of New York reaches his “final death”–which plunges Julia into trying to solve a crime that the game’s Steam page describes as “unsolvable”.
The game will feature two different endings depending on the choices the player makes, and is promising a “more personal, and darker story” than what Coteries offered. It will also feature more illustrations than that game did, complete with animations. The soundtrack is being composed by the Polish artist Resina.
Shadows of New York is a standalone game, although there is some crossover with characters from the previous game. The press release specifically mentions Agathon, D’Angelo, Hope, and Tamika returning, along with Sheriff Qadir Al-Asmai.