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Vampire: The Masquerade Getting Narrative RPG from The Council Developer

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A second Vampire: The Masquerade game is in active development alongside the hotly anticipated Bloodlines 2.

Few details about the game are available at present, though it is being helmed by The Council developer Big Bad Wolf. For now, all that is said about the project is that it “aims to define a new genre: the narrative RPG.”

The Council fit that mould also, marrying the story-driven adventure genre popularised by Telltale and marrying it to RPG-style character progression mechanics. On the release of that game’s first episode, OnlySP thought that Big Bad Wolf might become the logical successor to Telltale.

Whether this new Vampire: The Masquerade follows the same gameplay model remains to be soon, but more information is expected to become available at Gamescom in August.

The new game emerges from the extension of the partnership between Bigben and Paradox Interactive, which previously covered Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, which is set to receive new details at E3. All of these projects are a part of White Wolf Publishing’s move to bring the World of Darkness back into gaming.

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Decide France’s Industrial Future in New Railway Empire DLC

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Kalypso Media has announced new downloadable content for its rail management simulator title Railway Empire.

In the new ‘France’ DLC, players can build their railway in the wake of the exile of Emperor Napoleon III. The Third Republic has taken power following the collapse of the French monarchy, so players have the power to decide the industrial future of France.

Players can decide to help rebuild the country’s infrastructure (alongside the new “Eiffel Tower”), or to increase the strength of the country’s borders to prepare for military conflict.

The DLC is set between 1874–1890 and adds 10 train engines, over 12 tradeable goods, and 31 new cities, as well as new songs and characters. The map can be played in the Free Game and Sandbox modes.

Railway Empire: ‘France’ is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for US$12.99. The game has also received a new update (Update 1.9).

Check out the trailer for the new DLC below.

OnlySP’s Rhain Radford-Burns discussed the importance of Railway Empire in the wider genre of historical games, noting that “the developer grants an insight into the importance of such seemingly menial tasks.”

For more on Railway Empire, be sure to follow OnlySP on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube, or join the discussion in our community Discord server.

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