Fans of Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and the World of Darkness, rejoice! But cautiously! The video game adaptation on Werewolf has a new publisher / distributor attached to the project, the French studio Bigben Interactive. Plus, the game also has a launch window; a far-away sounding 2020 launch window, to be exact. A long wait, to be sure, and one that will hopefully prove worthwhile.
A video game adaptation of Werewolf: The Apocalypse has been kicking around as a concept for a while now. And, honestly, fans have been wanting it ever since Vampire: The Masquerade became a video game. The first whispers of an adaptation came out early last year. At the time, names like Cyanide Studios and Focus Home Interactive have been attached to the project. And, of course, Paradox Interactive, seeing as how they own the company that made the tabletop Vampire and Werewolf games (known as the World of Darkness).
Well, things are moving on the front. Apparently, French studio Bigben Interactive are stepping in as the publisher and developer for Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood. The CEO of Bigben Interactive, Alain Felc, expressed a lot of enthusiasm about the project and the partnership, saying: (via DualShockers): “We are thrilled to have reached this agreement which considers, in an equitable way, the different parties’ investments. This will allow Cyanide to keep the ball rolling on the game’s development and to give its numerous fans a really unique experience, in a universe that gamers are very fond of.”
And, best of all, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood now has a release window. All being well, the game will see the light of day some time in 2020. I know, I know, it’s not exactly a lot to get excited over, but let me have this one. I’ve been wanting a Werewolf The Apocalypse game for years now, and every little ray of hope is gonna get me salivating.