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Hunting vampires is fun and all, but you know what's always been missing? My face, in the game, making it look like it's actually me doing the slaying. That's all about to change thanks to Square Enix's upcoming mobile game, Bloodmasque, which will allow the player to put their face in the game sometime this summer.
Bloodmasque was officially announced during E3 this year with a trailer for the game playing at Square Enix's booth alongside such titles as Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy XV and Thief. For a mobile game, that's some ridiculously good company to be associated with.
Now Square Enix has emerged from the shadows once again, announcing that the game will be available “this summer” for iOS devices including the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Unfortunately, the game does not have a release set in stone for a larger gaming platform such as the Xbox 360, PS3 or the PC.
What set's this Unreal-powered mobile game apart from the pack is the fact that players will be able to take a picture of their own mug, or just use one already saved on the camera, in order to map their face onto the lead protagonist. Honestly, it dances pretty dang close to the edge of that uncanny valley, so I'm not too sure how excited I can get over watching a character that looks a heck of a lot like me get his neck chomped on by some vicious bloodsucker. Still, it's a nice touch to expand on the game's features to allow players to take complete control of their character by enabling their face to be the face of the lead character, an option that has rarely been explored in many games save for a few here and there, in the past.
Still, it's a nifty touch, and players can even recruit other player-created characters to join their party in this fantasy adventure game set on the streets of Paris in 1890.
Look for Bloodmasque sometime in the coming months and make sure you get plenty of rest the night before booting up the game for the first time. We can't have your onscreen avatar sporting bags under their eyes, now can we?