Paradox Interactive has revealed the first vampire clan in its upcoming cult classic role-playing game (RPG) sequel Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – which we first reported on back in March. The anarchistic Clan Brujah is the first of seven vampire clans making an appearance in the game (out of a total of thirteen clans in the overall Vampire: The Masquerade franchise). Check out the official description and disciplines for Clan Brujah below:
Clan Brujah Description:
Known as “The Rabble” to other Vampires, the Brujah have never been a large part of Seattle’s Kindred community. Many of the city’s Brujah are leftovers from failed Anarch movements and claim to be unaffiliated with Seattle’s political factions. Brujah clan members gather at a “Bash”, best described as a fight club for the undead, where they assert their physical superiority over other clans.
The Brujahs’ powers are as overwhelming as their convictions. Players who join the Rabble can unlock two ancient disciplines that enhance their physical abilities: Potence and Celerity. Potence is the Brujah’s signature discipline and imbues their undead bodies with the pinnacle of raw Kindred strength – nobody underestimates the strength of a Brujah twice. While Potence enhances strength, Celerity enhances a Brujah’s speed, allowing them to strike faster, dodge quicker, and escape more nimbly than any mortal creature.
- Fist of Caine: Deliver a devastating punch that turns walls into rubble and throws enemies through the air. Upgrades to Fist of Cain enhance the devastating effects even further.
- Earthshock: Smash the ground with titanic force, creating a shockwave around the player that damages and knocks down anyone who dares to stray too close. Upgrading Earthshock causes the Brujah’s onslaught to send out fissures, damaging anyone caught in the cataclysm.
- Unseen Storm: Dash in any direction with such speed that you momentarily disappear from view, allowing you to land attacks, dodge around enemies, or get away before the dust has settled. Upgrades further enhance the effects of Unseen Storm.
- Accelerate: Move so fast that everything else in the world appears to slow down to a standstill. Assailants seem frozen in their attacks, cars crawl forward, bullets zip by lazily, and the vampire can perform stunts that, with an 80’s synth track in the background, would make for an awesome movie scene. Upgrades further enhance the effects of Accelerate.
Like in previous games, using either ability in front of a mortal is a violation of The Masquerade.
Accompanying the announcement is a nearly minute-and-a-half long trailer featuring noire animation and narration from a member of Clan Brujah:
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is expected to be released sometime in the first quarter of next year for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox One. On the PC, the game will feature Nvidia’s new real-time raytracing & DLSS technologies on supported graphics cards.
Remember that Clan Brujah is just the first of the game’s seven clans to be announced, and Paradox has promised to unveil more clans in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!