Yes, it’s happening. The cult classic game, VTM:B is returning, and there’s a teaser trailer. It’s pretty bloody (one scene very reminiscent of The Shining), so don’t click play if that’s an issue:
I’m not sure when it’s supposed to take place, as I don’t see any of the first game’s signature Apple IIe computers anywhere, but the location is Seattle, so maybe sunlight won’t be a problem? I kid, I kid…
Having played the first one, I find myself hoping this game is moddable, in the opposite way that I hope Bethesda games are moddable. I want games like Fallout 4 to accept mods because I expect Bethesda’s games to require fixing, if not overhauling, by third parties. I hope that this Vampire game is moddable just because I know it’s nigh impossible to include every aspect of the White Wolf tabletop RPG and finish coding the thing in a single decade. On a tabletop-vs-computer note, I’m wondering if they’ll just hand-wave how your powers increase the way they did in the first game vs. how they increase in the RPG. Unless they came up with a different mechanic, the tabletop game took forever for your character to actually gain more powers, or you had to resort to consuming more powerful vampires (via a method called diablerie). Meanwhile, in the computer game, you gained new powers via the usual XP-based method of solving quests and killing stuff.
Anyway, between this and Cyberpunk 2020, I’m not sure what old RPG ruleset I have a dusty copy of that I need to hope gets turned into a video game next. Ghostbusters from West End Games might be fun. Maybe we can hope for one based on Car Wars?
Edit: Holy Ecto-Coolers! Copies of the Ghostbusters RPG are going for $200 nowadays?!