Focus Home Interactive are an extremely busy publisher these days, with the likes of Call of Cthulhu, Styx: Shards of Darkness, Vampyr and The Surge all expected to be released in 2017.
Today it was revealed that the publisher has entered into a partnership with White Wolf, who were acquired by Paradox Interactive from CCP Games back in 2015, to work on a new PC and console game set in the World of Darkness.
Focus Home Interactive together with White Wolf Publishing, and development studio Cyanide (Styx: Master of Shadows, Blood Bowl, Call of Cthulhu…) will work on a video game adaptation of Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Little is known at the moment, but it seems that the game will be about becoming a Garou, a rage-fuelled Werewolf warrior opposed to urban civilization and the destruction it brings.
“The world is dying. When will you Rage? The core question of Werewolf: The Apocalypse is more relevant today than ever before and the cooperation with Focus and Cyanide will finally give gamers the opportunity to revel in the raw power and primal spirituality of the Garou. What is the price of saving the world with fang and claw? Find out for yourself as we explore the darkest corners of a dying planet.”, says Martin Ericsson, Lead Story Teller 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 Cédric Lagarrigue, President of Focus Home Interactive
“The World of Darkness universe 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 Werewolves of this universe is an absolutely fantastic experience for us at White Wolf and we are more than excited to see this great IP realised in a video game”, says Tobias Sjögren, CEO of White Wolf.
White Wolf have said that more information will be revealed at this year's Focus Home Interactive event, "le What’s Next de Focus", taking place in Paris on February 1st and 2nd. GameWatcher will be in attendance, so we'll bring you more on this Werewolf: The Apocalypse adaptation then. Stay tuned!