Today, publisher Focus Home Interactive and developer Cyanide (developer of Styx: Master of Shadows, Blood Bowl, Call of Cthulhu) announced that they have partnered with White Wolf publishing, license owner of the World of Darkness universe (Vampire The Masquerade, Werewolf, Mage Ascension). Specifically, the partnership concerns the video game adaption of World of Darkness – Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
The following description was provided:
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.
And for those who have never heard of The World of Darkness universe: here’s a brief description:
The World of Darkness is a gritty vision of our own time. The world’s most devious conspiracies are true. 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.
Tobias Sjögren, CEO of White Wolf, accompanied the announcement with the following:
“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.”
Cédric Lagarrigue, President of Focus Home Interactive, adds:
“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.”
Further details about the new adaptation were not revealed, but Focus Home Interactive did say to expect more at this year’s Paris, “le What’s Next de Focus”, on February 1st and 2nd.