PDXCON 2019 has wrapped up, with Paradox Interactive revealing a bunch of new games and expansions coming to PC. One of the big announcements was a return to the World of Darkness in Summer 2020 with the Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, a single-player action role-playing game (ARPG) developed by Cyanide.
The World of Darkness is a fictional universe that was created for supernatural horror-themed role-playing games. It’s an alternate version of our world, but werewolves, vampires, magicians, and other monsters all live among us. It’s an entire supernatural world hidden in plain sight.
There’s another series set in the same fictional world that most people are probably more familiar with: Vampire: The Masquerade. There’s a lot of excitement about the next installment of that series, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, recently delayed until later in 2020.
The beast among us
PDXCON gave us a reveal trailer for Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood and it’s clear the game wants people to think about who the real monsters in the world are. In the trailer, we see shots of a terrifying werewolf you certainly wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. But it’s not hard to see the raging monster isn’t necessarily the true face of evil.
In Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, you play as Cahal, a banished werewolf on a quest for redemption. As a werewolf, you are a protector of nature. When corporations start destroying the natural world by deforestation and polluting the surrounding areas, it’s your job to step in.
You’ll do this in three forms: human, wolf, and werewolf. Human form allows you to blend in and interact with other humans. As a wolf, you are stealthy and nimble, able to reach places other forms cannot. But throughout the game, you will need to manage your rage. When it overflows, you’ll be unable to stop yourself from transforming into your werewolf form, losing lose control until everything around you is dead.