Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood The Essence of Rage Dev Diary

About a week ago, we got a chance to check out this developer diary for Cyanide’s upcoming World of Darkness action-RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood that told us more about the game’s world and story. And now, we can follow that up with a new video, this time around dedicated to the game’s stealth and combat systems. Have a look:

And here’s a press release to go along with it:

Lesquin, France, January 22, 2021 – Two weeks before the release of Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, NACON and Cyanide are pleased to reveal more information about the game, and how the studio created a stealthy and bestial gaming experience from the original World of Darkness universe.

In these two videos, the production team for the game speak about Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, and in particular the project's Game Director, Julien ‘Patch’ Desourteaux, as well as Bren Bruylant, animator, Clément Demaret, level designer, Simon Decottignies-Renard, narrative designer, Maxime Roy, project manager and Juliette Ruaux, UI/UX artist.

After a long development phase, they are all delighted to be able to talk about their work and what they set out to do. Their passion for World of Darkness, the fictional universe that the game takes place in, shines through in the first notebook. For them, it was first and foremost about adapting a world they had already encountered in tabletop roleplaying game form to a video game context. In the first video, the developers return to the world of the game and to the story of Cahal. The exiled Garou, haunted by family tragedy, sets out to reunite with his loved ones and to fight Endron, a multinational corporation bent on destroying all forms of life behind its benign greenwashed facade. The company is run from the shadows by a malignant entity called the Wyrm, one of the werewolves' most dangerous enemies.

In the second notebook, the team presents Earthblood’s beat’em up orientation, which makes for a decidedly violent and heart-pounding experience. The transformation system makes the game's overall experience unique. Cahal can shift between three shapes: the Homid form is used to interact with other characters; the Lupus form is excellent at exploration and infiltration; and, finally, the Crinos form, the most exhilarating, gives Cahal the supernatural strength to fight his enemies.

This creates highly-varied gameplay, leaving the player free to play the hero however he or she wants in the dark and mature world of Werewolf: The Apocalypse, skilful blend that you will be able to explore starting February 4th, 2021.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is the first action-RPG game adapted from the eponymous horror franchise. Mature, brutal, and complex, it invites the player to embody Cahal throughout his quest of bloody redemption. He'll play an essential role in the great war led by the Garou against Endron, a global corporation whose activities are devastating the natural world.

Werewolf : The Apocalypse – Earthblood will be available February 4, 2021 on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Epic Game Store).