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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 introduces hedonistic Toreador clan

"Come closer. I am a beautiful way to die." 

So ends the reveal trailer for the Toreador, the latest clan unveiled by Paradox Interactive for their upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Obsessed with beauty in all forms, the Toreador have a long-established history in Seattle. You can see their touch in the city's abundance of music, gardens, and iconic architecture; however, their hold on the mortal world has started to slip.

"All of them are cursed to spend eternity between the short-lived bliss of true beauty … And the ever-increasing spans of ennui in between," says the official website. "Ever seeking the next surprise, the next experience, the next chance to feel, some Toreador descend into depravity. Others fight grimly to retain the shreds of their humanity, whether by immersing or withdrawing themselves from the mortal world."

Players who join the Toreador clan gain access to two new Disciplines: Presence and Celerity. Considered their signature Discipline, Presence allows the Toreador to strike wonder into the hearts of their observers, making them forget all else. With their attention captured, they can then gather a throng of adoring fans who distract enemies in the area.

Celerity pushes the Toreador's speed and agility far beyond the normal limits. With this enhanced grace, they can dance around opponents, disorienting them with sudden attacks. At higher levels, the Toreador moves so fast that time seems to freeze, allowing them to dodge bullets and move through crowds unseen.

Bloodlines 2 is the sequel to the 2004 cult classic Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. The follow up game places the player at the center of an investigation into the Mass Embrace, the recent, unsanctioned turning of several humans into vampires. You must choose your allies with care as you navigate the deadly politics of Seattle's Kindred in search of the perpetrator of the attack that changed your life forever.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 releases in Q1 2020.