Publisher Nacon and developer Cyanide have released a new gameplay video today for their upcoming game Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood.
The video runs for around seven minutes and gives players their first look at the gameplay in the upcoming action RPG. The game is due out on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC on February 4, 2021 and pre-orders are live now at retailers and digitally. Check that trailer out below.
The biggest challenge for Cyanide was implementing all the mechanics for an action RPG: designing the combat systems, balancing the effects, working on different types of animations, and more… When the main character, Cahal, shifts to his Crinos form, players must feel like a bestial predator. Thus, a “stance” system was implemented so players can switch between agility and ferocity according to the situation.
The team went to considerable effort to create a visceral beat’em up game while staying faithful to the original tabletop roleplaying game. In Werewolf: The Apocalypse, the Garou are warriors of Gaia, the Mother Earth, and are fighting to save the planet from the Wyrm’s corruption. This aspect of the game is visible when the players explore environments like an overexploited forest, an arid desert or an offshore oil rig.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is the first action-RPG game adapted from the eponymous horror franchise. 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 Garou against Endron, a global corporation whose activities are devastating the natural world.