There was a noticeable amount of fanfare regarding Vampire: The Masquerade during its initial table-top release. It later found a new audience when it morphed into video game form with 2004’s Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. For Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, the story of vampire factions and gothic tales still runs rampant, especially as it’s told in the streets of Seattle. Developer Hardsuit Interactive continues to provide details surrounding the organizations at a constant tension. The fifth and final faction reveal showcases degenerates of society that you may pass by every day when walking the streets. Those outliers are known simply as The Unseen.
Hidden in plain view
The Unseen is a clan not exactly clamoring to be in the spotlight. They instead live below the Underground, operating as the degenerates of society and fighting to stay in the dark. Known also as “The Clan of the Hidden,” they operate in “contrast to the city’s other factions, [and] consist exclusively of Nosferatu.” They are the ones people choose to turn a blind eye to on the street. The homeless. The unseen.
No other faction of vampires in Seattle looks out for their own like the Nosferatu. What else can you do, if nobody else will even look at you?
The tale of the five
If you haven’t been following the previous reveals, there are now five total factions revealed for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. These include the Pioneers, Camarilla, Baron, Newcomers, and now The Unseen. This already sets the stage for much of the conflict and role-playing that awaits you in the city of vampires.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 still doesn’t have a firm release date, but it will launch sometime in March 2020. The game will release on PC as well as Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If any of these teases have whet your fangs, you can preorder the game on PC via Steam.