Square Enix dons its Bloodmasque on iOS this summer

This summer, Square Enix will launch a vampire-hunting app on iOS called Bloodmasque. Set in 19th century Paris, Bloodmasque tasks players with ridding the town of vamps in this Unreal Engine-powered game anchored by a "photo-based character customization experience."

Square Enix snatched up domains for Bloodmasque back in January, tipping us off to the new iOS game and sadly ignoring our most excellent suggestion for an Edgar Allan Poe game. It's okay, Square Enix; we're just going to put on our Crymasque and go sit in the corner for a while.%Gallery-191795%
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Photo-Based Character Customization Experience

Transports Players into Perilous Vampire Hunts

LONDON (June 19th, 2013) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announced that its new vampire-hunting action RPG mobile game, BLOODMASQUETM, will be available this summer on all iOS devices (iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad®). To further enhance the eerie atmosphere of BLOODMASQUE, players can use their photos (headshots) when customizing their characters, allowing them to face the vampire threat head on.

BLOODMASQUE is powered by Unreal Technology, and the accompanying trailer demonstrates the game's interactive character customization technology and gameplay footage.

In BLOODMASQUE, players take the role of hunters in vampire-ruled Paris during the late 19th century. As the dark night looms for mankind, hunters must fight the vampires' insidious oppression and thwart their dark designs.

BLOODMASQUE allows players to snap a picture of themselves with their devices' front-facing camera or use existing photos. The photos are then stylized to naturally fit the aesthetics of the game. As players prepare for battle, BLOODMASQUE allows them to optimize their party by choosing available characters that have been created by others. Together, they can unite to defeat the onslaught of the vampires.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.