Paradox Asks: When Will You Werewolf Rage?

Posted on 21 Jan 2017 by
L Coulsen

Since it’s purchase of the White-Wolf tabletop gaming series, a lot of people have been wondering what Paradox is going to do with it. Perhaps revive that much maligned World of Darkness MMO the EVE: Online (that has a free to play option now btw) devs kept promising, but never delivered.

Further speculation was fueled when they filed a patent around the Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines title that is still much loved by the modding community. Personally, I was really hoping to see something to do with Mage: The Ascension, but I think the last thing we all expected, was Werewolf: The Apocalypse.

So it’s something of a surprise, but then again not really, to see this be their first announced title. Being developed in co-operation with Cynaide and published by Focus no less. Okay…you have my attention. It leaves me wondering if this will be a completely original game, or perhaps a remake and upgrade of the almost finished, spiritual sequel to Vampire: the Masquerade: Redemption that was supposed to land about a billion years ago. All we know at this stage…is that I’m going to have to keep waiting for a Mage game…le sigh.

More details will be revealed at the ‘Le What’s Next de Focus” event in Paris, taking place on February first and second.

Official Press Release

Focus Home Interactive partners up with White Wolf for the video game adaptation of Werewolf: The Apocalypse set in the World of Darkness.

Paris-based video game publisher Focus Home Interactive is pleased to announce its partnership with White Wolf Publishing, license owner of the famous World of Darkness universe (Vampire The Masquerade, Werewolf, Mage Ascension).

The World of Darkness is a gritty vision of our own time. The divide between the rich and the poor is huge and corruption is rife. In the shadows of our declining societies, humans fall victim to supernatural horrors, all struggling for control.

The partnership between Focus Home Interactive and White Wolf Publishing concerns the adaptation in a video game of one of the most acclaimed licenses from the World of Darkness – Werewolf: The Apocalypse. The game will be developed by studio Cyanide (Styx: Master of Shadows, Blood Bowl, Call of Cthulhu). Become a werewolf, known as Garou (from French “Loup-garou” meaning werewolf), immersed in the atmosphere of their shamanistic and tribal world. Garou are Werewolf warriors opposed to urban civilization and supernatural corruption, all heading towards inevitable apocalypse.

The World of Darkness has always attracted creatives with a strong passion for telling dark and immersive stories. So to work closely with the great talent at Focus Home and Cyanide exploring the savage Werewolves of this universe is an absolutely fantastic experience for us at White Wolf and we are more than excited to see this great and highly relevant IP realized in a video game, says Tobias, CEO of White Wolf.

We are pleased to partner with White Wolf to bring Werewolf: The Apocalypse to life in a video game for consoles and PC. We are excited to work on the World of Darkness universe, as this is formidable playground to tell the players a great story. We are also happy to partner with Cyanide Studio in this adventure they are behind the original wish to adapt this universe, and we are faithful in their ability to create a game that will please both fans of World of Darkness and newcomers, says Lagarrigue, President of Focus Home Interactive

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