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Cyanide to develop a Werewolf: The Apocalypse game

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Cyanide to develop a Werewolf: The Apocalypse game

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Fri 20 January 2017, 00:14:37

Tags: Cyanide Studio; Focus Entertainment; Paradox Interactive; Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood

Paradox Interactive acquired the White Wolf brand and the World of Darkness intellectual property back in 2015, and although a suggestive trademark of "Vampire Bloodlines" appeared last year, there was no sign of any new World of Darkness video game. That changes today with the announcement that plucky French studio Cyanide are to develop a Werewolf: The Apocalypse game. The press release is on Paradox's website, although it's Focus Home Interactive who are going to be publishing. I quote:

White Wolf partners with Focus Home Interactive for a video game adaptation of the World of Darkness Storyteller game, Werewolf: The Apocalypse.

White Wolf is pleased to announce its partnership with Paris-based video game publisher Focus Home Interactive for a licensed PC and console game set in the World of Darkness.

The partnership between Focus Home Interactive and White Wolf Publishing concerns the adaptation of a video game based on the acclaimed Werewolf: The Apocalypse. The game will be developed by the game development studio Cyanide (Styx: Master of Shadows, Blood Bowl, Call of Cthulhu…). In the game you will become a Garou, a rage-fuelled Werewolf warrior opposed to urban civilization and the destruction it brings. The Garou are born to fight the corruption of The Wyrm, a powerful supernatural force leading us towards an inevitable Apocalypse.

“The world is dying. When will you Rage? The core question of Werewolf: The Apocalypse is more relevant today than ever before and the cooperation with Focus and Cyanide will finally give gamers the opportunity to revel in the raw power and primal spirituality of the Garou. 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.”, says Martin Ericsson, Lead Story Teller of White Wolf.

“We are pleased to partner with White Wolf to bring Werewolf: The Apocalypse to life in a video game for consoles and PC. We are excited to work on the World of Darkness universe, as this is formidable playground to tell the players a great story. We are also happy to partner with Cyanide Studio in this adventure – they are behind the original wish to adapt this universe, and we are faithful in their ability to create a game that will please both fans of World of Darkness and newcomers”, says Cédric Lagarrigue, President of Focus Home Interactive

“The World of Darkness universe has always attracted creatives with a strong passion for telling dark and immersive stories. So to work closely with the great talent at Focus Home and Cyanide exploring the Werewolves of this universe is an absolutely fantastic experience for us at White Wolf and we are more than excited to see this great IP realised in a video game”, says Tobias Sjögren, CEO of White Wolf.

More information about this adaptation will come at this year’s Focus Home Interactive event, “le What’s Next de Focus”, taking place in Paris on February 1st and 2nd.​

Sounds pretty popamole, right? In fact, it's not even clear that it's an RPG. Still, at least this tells us that the World of Darkness is back in business, and not just for the sort of low budget titles typically associated with Paradox. Today Cyanide's Werewolf, tomorrow who knows?

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