Halloween may be over, but there’s still plenty of vampire slaying to be done in Square Ennix’s Bloodmasque (Free), which is currently free for the first time ever. Originally releasing this past July, Bloodmasque is an action RPG that tasks you with ridding Paris of vampires in the late 1800s. Combat resembles the face-to-face fighting of Infinity Blade, and there’s a fairly robust leveling system for your vampire slayer along with a variety of different weapons and attacks to acquire along the way.
We thought Bloodmasque was pretty stellar in our review, but there’s another interesting aspect to the game that doesn’t involve gameplay at all: the Masque system. In Bloodmasque you can actually use your device’s camera to snap a picture of your own face and then import it into the game, right onto the face of your character. It sounds like a gimmick, and it pretty much is, but for whatever reason it’s one of the most fun gimmicks I’ve ever experienced in a game. The results are often hilarious, and even if you’re not into action games or vampire slaying, I’d say Bloodmasque is well worth downloading for free just to dork around with the photo importing. You’ll likely be surprised how entertaining it actually is.
Thankfully, though, Bloodmasque isn’t just a photo gimmick, and is actually a really great game overall. If you weren’t sure if it would be your kind of thing and the price put you off of it before, now is your chance to check it out risk free. Just be careful what sort of images you upload onto the face in the game, as sometimes what has been seen can never be unseen.