Video game fans of all ages worldwide are hotly anticipating various video games that are due to be launched in 2021. With this, here is a look at Cyanide’s Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, one of the most eagerly awaited video games set to debut on various video game platforms next year.
Developed by Cyanide and published by Nacon, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, an upcoming action role-playing video game, based on White Wolf Publishing’s tabletop role-playing game Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and is part of the larger World of Darkness series.
The game is planned for release on February 4, 2021, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
The story follows Cahal, an eco-terrorist werewolf who has been banished from his werewolf tribe and who fights against the Pentex corporation and the pollution it causes.
As Cahal, the player traverses areas in the American Northwest and can shapeshift into a wolf, human, or werewolf form to perform various tasks, such as exploration, conversation, and combat.
Director: Julien Desourteaux
Writer: Martin Ericsson
Series: Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Release: February 4, 2021
Genre: Action role-playing
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is a third-person, single-player action role-playing game in which the player takes the role of an eco-terrorist werewolf.
The player explores various areas in the American Northwest in the form of large hub worlds.
Within these areas, the player plays through missions, which may have effects on the game world, including leading to secondary missions getting unlocked.
The player also goes to Penumbra, a place between the physical world and the spirit world, where they can receive sidequests or challenges from the Great Spirit of the Waterfall, who gives the player rewards for completing them, such as opening shortcuts between areas.
The werewolf is a shapeshifter and can take on the forms of a wolf and a human in addition to his werewolf form.
Each form has its own gameplay mechanics tied to it: the wolf form is used for exploration, tracking, spying, and stealth, as well as being able to pass through narrow passages; the human form is used for interactions, such as using machines and conversing with people; and the werewolf form is used for combat.
When in the human form, other characters are not aware that the player character really is a werewolf, allowing the player to go undercover.
The player develops the werewolf through a skill tree, where they can choose between different archetypes connected to different weaknesses and strengths. The player also has access to various supernatural power-ups, which are drawn from nature.
The gameplay involves the management of the player character’s rage: the werewolf’s rage rises as he learns about problems humans have caused, such as pollution and greed.
If the player lets the werewolf’s rage overflow, the werewolf will enter a frenzied state and turn into a violent, monstrous beast. When in the frenzy state, the werewolf is more powerful but also finds it more difficult to parse information, such as whether a character is an enemy or an innocent, and will draw the attention of enemies.
Once in the frenzy state, the only way to break out of it is to kill all who are present, regardless of if they are enemies or not.
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