Artwork for Tamika in Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York

[Update]: Vampire: The Masquerade - Shadows of New York has been announced as a standalone sequel!

Not to be confused with the upcoming Bloodlines 2, Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York is a newly released visual novel that tells the tale of an age-long conflict between the traditionalist Camarilla (they uphold the masquerade) and the fiercely independent Anarchs. You, a fledgling vampire in service of one of the clans, will need to figure out just what in the world is happening, as well as how to prevent the conflict from engulfing all of New York.

You can get a bit of an idea of how all of this works, as well as what the actual gameplay is like, through one of the recent trailers down below. Have a peek:

I haven't played Coteries of New York myself so I can't vouch for how true this is, but the prevailing opinion online seems to be that the atmosphere and overall lore are rock solid, while the impact of your choices appears to be almost negligible and doesn't really change the course of the story. Whether that's a problem or not is up to debate, but I'd still highly recommend doing a bit of research before diving into Coteries of New York, just to be on the safe side.

You can learn more about Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York, as well as potentially grab yourself a copy, over at Steam or the official website.