I have to confess, I don’t think I’ve ever played any pen-and-paper role-playing games (I leave that kind of thing to Allen and Ashley). However, I am an avid consumer of RPGs and cool trailers. This means that I’m still in a pretty solid position to bring you the first trailer for Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood. The trailer is far more of a tone piece than providing a lot of gameplay but I have to say that I am still sufficiently intrigued. French developer, Cyanide, are using an eco-threat background to tell the story of a Werewolf called Cahal. Though he has been exiled from his tribe he comes back to help when an oil company is threatening their sanctuary. The trailer shows this in a particularly flashy presentation along to the rocking soundtrack of ‘Bones Exposed’ by Of Mice & Men.
Anyway, you can check out the trailer below along with a description of the game –
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is the first action-RPG game adapted from the eponymous game. 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 Garous against Pentex, whose activities are devastating the natural world.
With his former pack in danger, Cahal returns to find Endron, the energy arm of Pentex, installing an extraction site and destroying the forest around his Caern.
The video game carries over all the main aspects of the pen-and-paper game in an unflinchingly mature universe overflowing with current topics such as the destruction of nature by man and their machines. Rage, a central element of the game, brings a subtlety to the game which requires players to learn to control it in order to make the most of it.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2020.