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.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood | Dev Diary #1
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.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood | The Essence of Rage (Dev Diary 2)
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).
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NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 8 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise at the service of players. This new unified business unit strengthens NACON’s position in the market, enables it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages and achieve its ambition to become one of the world’s leading players in gaming. https://www.nacongaming.com/
Cyanide is a French video game development studio created in 2000 and based in Nanterre. It has two subsidiaries located in Montreal and Bordeaux. The studio is known for its sports games, such as the popular PC series Cycling Manager and its console version, Tour de France. Cyanide is also the author of Blood Bowl (Sport/Fantasy, 2009), the adaptation of the famous Games Workshop board game; Game of Thrones (RPG, 2012); Styx: Master of Shadows and the sequel Styx: Shards of Darkness (Infiltration, 2014/2017); and Call of Cthulhu, a game adapted from the tormented world of HP Lovecraft (investigative RPG, 2018). More information can be found at www.cyanide-studio.com
About World of Darkness
World of Darkness is a transmedia entertainment brand encompassing a number of modern fantasy horror franchises, including Vampire: The Masquerade, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and more. Through tabletop roleplaying games, video games, board games, literature, comic books, and more, these franchises tell mature stories in a dark supernatural fantasy layered over our modern world. Since 1991, World of Darkness has defined monster-perspective entertainment for a generation of fans. For more information visit www.worldofdarkness.com.