The Waylanders Update #35 - Rea, the Werewolf

Gato Salvaje Studio continues to introduce us to the companions we'll be able to recruit in their upcoming Dragon Age-inspired time-travel RPG The Waylanders. This time around, we get to learn about Rea, a more or less friendly werewolf who will be struggling with a bit of a language barrier. Check it out:

The werewolf curse has intensified over time, as each new generation becomes more lupine than the last. Rea was the first werewolf to be born without speech. She walks on all fours. But do not be deceived- she is more intelligent and empathetic than most humans. And she is definitely not a dog.

Whereas pet dogs are loyal out of pure love for their masters, Rea is loyal, but it’s because she spends her time trying to prove that she is just as human as everyone else... which is difficult when you’re essentially nonverbal. Not being able to talk when you can think in complex sentences is frustrating, and sometimes she melts down and lashes out. But then, she feels even worse. When she’s not overly frustrated, Rea thinks deeply about every action, and chooses her moves and howls carefully. She believes that it’s in everyone’s best interest to work together and strive towards a better future.

Rea has a different perspective on the corruption plaguing the land than the rest of your party. She hopes that those being corrupted beyond recognition might one day be cured, and that whatever magic brings about that cure might finally help teach her how to communicate with others the way she’s always dreamed about. In the meantime, she’ll continue practicing trying to form her mouth around words and stretching her back leg muscles.

She dreams of falling in love and having her own pups someday, but will not even consider becoming romantically involved with anyone until she can speak to them the words of love she truly wants to share... and ensure that her children wouldn’t share her curse.

And while we're on the topic of languages, this earlier update shares this announcement:

We are proud to announce new translations for The Waylanders!

In addition to spanish and english versions with voices, there will be subtitles in chinese, russian, german and french. So, you'll be able to play in:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Simplified chinese
  • German
  • French
This means, many more people will enjoy the epic story of The Waylanders!