Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is the sequel to 2004’s critically acclaimed title, and one of the most anticipated titles for 2020. The announcement came back in March from developer Hardsuit Labs and publisher Paradox Interactive.
Today marked the fifth and final clan reveal for the title, the Malkavians. They join the list of Brujah, Toreador, Ventrue and Tremere clans, with more added as post-launch content for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.
Malkavians invade the minds of their victims, using Dementation to impart an imperfect version of their psychoses on them. Auspex allows Malkavians to slip deeper into their condition, expanding their senses beyond the boundaries of their bodies.
Haunt – Imparts an unseen spectre in the minds of victims. Unable to control themselves, they’ll try to flee in a panic.
Berserk – Fills the vampire’s targets with an uncontrollable rage, causing them to lash out at anything nearby – even the air itself, if no better target is available.
Use of Dementation, while thoroughly unsettling, is not a Masquerade Violation.
Aura Sense – Allows the vampire to spot NPCs through walls, read crowds at a glance, and mark individuals, staying aware of them even over long distances. It also reveals the weaknesses of a marked NPC.
Psychic Projection – Forces the vampire’s mind from their body, allowing it to explore the area in astral form and use Aura Sight to mark any character they spot. The vampire’s senses have developed to such an extent that they may end up telepathically overwhelming the senses of others for a short while.
Use of Auspex is not a Masquerade Violation.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is yet to receive an official release date, but expected to release some time in early 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.