Here’s Bloodmasque, Square Enix’s Vampire Hunting Game For iOS Platforms

By Ishaan . June 12, 2013 . 12:10pm



Another Square Enix trademark solved! Square are bringing a new game to iOS platforms, titled Bloodmasque. You start out by taking a photo of your face using your iOS device’s camera, which you can then use to create a customized character in the game.


Following this, you take on the role of a vampire hunter in a late 19th-century Paris, where vampires rule the city. The game is being developed using Unreal Technology, and you can watch a trailer for it above.


Bloodmasque will be available this Summer across all iOS devices.

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  • Demeanor

    This actually looks pretty good, reminds me of Vampire and Shadow Hearts atmosphere-wise. We’re still a loooong way from state-of-the-art gaming, but nice nonetheless. They definitely need to record different expressions though, just one makes the character flat as a board. Also, silent protagonist lol XD
    Now back to the issue: where should I preorder my PS4…?

  • Rudy Soto

    I have to admit, this is pretty impressive, and the music was nice as well.
    But what the hell was with the voice quality.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Who else is going to make a funny face to scan?

    • Testsubject909

      According to some commentators. It’s not faces that they’re planning on scanning.

      • Sergio Briceño

        Lol. I figured it was going to use some kind of software to “detect” faces (like smart cameras do). It’s cool that it doesn’t, it opens up endless possibilities.

  • TheCynicalReaper

    Voice was weird but it’s certainly better than Deus Ex the Fall.
    When will devs learn that tablets do NOT work well with FPS?

    Interested to see what the game looks like when the more crude gamers get their hands on it. They better have filters for that picture gimmick they’ve got for the protagonist, otherwise there’ll be a lot of characters with genitalia for faces.

    • Testsubject909

      As someone who’s spoken French since a child.

      Their French felt weird. Like an English person who knew how to speak French relatively well.

      Can’t say much though, there’s only two lines I can base myself on and they’re short as all hell.

      It’ll be distracting to me, though probably just minimally.

      Edit: And yes, That was the guess of many Youtube Commentators. Prepare for some facefull of… balls.

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        That’s not that bad at all. I always wanted to play an action based game playing as Mara :P

  • dragoon_slayer12

    They put sell their effort into a game like this, yet somehow forget that the Vita is capable of this and more…. Wish S-E would give the handheld market another look

  • JustThisOne

    This is pretty cool for iOS, but… everyone has these creepy dead eyes that are just blank when they’re scanned in.

  • Testsubject909

    As one of the commentators in Youtube stated. I expect some… Inappropriate… faces. Shall we say.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Unless they scan the eyes separetely or something so it detects “faces” only (to filter out groin scans, etc) this is going to be awesome.

    You could potentially scan any video game character’s face or even anime characters or actors from a picture. Yes, I know it’s a “mobile” game and that it’s likely going to be boring (hopefully not), but it’s the first time I’ve seen a developer try something like this other than indie developers.

  • Göran Isacson

    Oh yes, strike those vampires down with the horror of your unmoving, unemotional faces! You will have them running in fear before long !

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