Paradox Interactive has announced that Werewolf: The Apocalypse is happening soon. It’s based on the classic White Wolf RPG, which was a pen-and-paper RPG, and it will be published by Focus Home Interactive, and it’s the first announced product to come out of Paradox’s acquisition of White Wolf.
Styx: Master of Shadows, Blood Bowl, and Call of Cthulhu developer Cyanide is at the helm of the game, which is slated for PC and console. More information will be released at Focus’s showcase event that takes place in Paris in early February.
A press release from Paradox describes the deal as a partnership between White Wolf and Focus, and contains quotes from the White Wolf leader storyteller Martin Ericcson. “The world is dying. When will you Rage? The core question of Werewolf: The Apocalypse is more relevant today than ever before,” Ericsson said. “What is the price of saving the world with fang and claw? Find out for yourself as we explore the darkest corners of a dying planet.”
Werewolf: The Apocalpyse, despite being very action-focused was never adapted as a video game before now. DreamForge Entertainment tried to, but shortly after went bankrupt, and Capcom also tried the same but it was never spoken of again once announced for PS2 and Saturn.
White Wolf is known for its RPGs, which are usually a string of connected games about supernatural beings. The universe is collectively referred to as World of Darkness. Werewolf: The Apocalypse will be the first World of Darkness game since Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines in 2004.