DONTNOD’s Vampyr Receiving TV Series Adaptation
In the age where video games are becoming just as popular an entertainment choice than TV and film, it’s no secret that television production teams and investors want in. Binge-watching sessions aren’t going to stop anytime soon, and neither are long hours of playing video games. So why not combine the two? Announced by Focus Home Interactive and DONTNOD Entertainment, it looks like Vampyr will be receiving a TV series adaptation.
From the same folks that created the critically-acclaimed Life is Strange series is the action-RPG titled Vampyr. Set in 1918 London, players embark on a journey as Dr. Jonothan Reid to cure a plague of overtaken its people and discover his new reality as a Ekon (vampire). All of this sets the stage for a “fantastic premise.” A dark one at that. According to DONTNOD CEO, Oskar Guilbert:
We believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show. This is a new and exciting way for fans of the game, as well as the uninitiated, to enter and engage with Vampyr’s rich, deep story. We cannot wait to see how the talented team at Fox21 will bring out the darkly atmospheric universe of our game into television.”
DONTNOD Entertainment forwarded rights to develop TV series of Vampyr to Fox 21 Television Studios, a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox. Responsible for such projects as We Happy Few, Life is Strange, Little Nightmares and others, DJ2 Entertainment is no stranger to DONTNOD’s work and are at the forefront of production. Their long-standing relationship with the developers until now have proven fruitful so far, and they’re excited to see where this new venture takes them. DJ2 CEO, Dmitri Johnson states:
The DJ2 team loves the creative vision Dontnod & Focus devote to all of their projects.The great relationship we’ve built with them since partnering on their incredible game, Life is Strange, allowed us to get on board for Vampyr well before its release. Like them, we’re excited to collaborate with our friends at Fox21, Wonderland, and the rest of the creative team we’re assembling.”
Vampyr is not for the soft-hearted. It’s a game of dark, macabre themes surrounding death, social unrest, and crumbling societies. At its core is a true work of art in storytelling, complete with haunting music composition, a narrative-driven experience, and challenging combat system. It’s not for everyone, but it’s a damn good game. Selling almost 500-thousand copies within a month, suffice to say it’s been a success.
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Vampyr is available to play now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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