Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest launches on October the 13th 

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Different Tales and Walkabout Games are proud to announce that Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest, the first-ever video game based on the legendary tabletop RPG, will launch on October 13, 2020, on PC, Mac, and Linux through Steam, GOG.com, and GeForce Now, at $14.99/€12.49/£11.39. A special 10% discount will be available for 7 days from the day of release.

Werewolf: Heart of the Forest is a savage, story-focused, horror game that features extensive narrative branching, with more than 200,000 paths leading to 5 main endings. The player becomes Maia, a young woman who comes to Poland looking for her roots only to end up being drafted into an ancient war.

This game elevates the visual novel genre by adapting the Rage and Willpower mechanics from the legendary tabletop RPG. Maia’s personality is determined by the player’s choices and the world around her adapts accordingly. By controlling Rage, the game’s primary resource, the player can change Maia’s perspective and see aspects that will be invisible in other playthroughs.

Heart of the Forest is set in a real-world location: the Bialowieza Forest a.k.a. the Puszcza, the last primal wilderness in Europe. Maia’s story was inspired by 2016-2017 protests against commercial logging of the forest, which resulted in the European Union judiciary ordering a stop to deforestation.

Game Highlights

  • The first video game ever based on the legendary RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse.
  • Visual novel elevated to a new genre with mechanics inspired by tabletop RPG.
  • A rich story with extensive branching.
  • Set in real places, inspired by true events.
  • A distinctive art style that suggests rather than simply depicting.

“We’ve been Werewolf and World of Darkness nerds for 20+ years, and working on this game has felt like coming home after a long trip,” said Piotr Gnyp, Head of Biz Dev at Walkabout Games. “We want players to experience what made us fall in love with this brand when we were young: the ability to create your own stories in a world that is familiar, yet strange. When you finish the game, tell us your version of Maia’s story, using the hashtag #WerewolfHOTF”

“As a dark fantasy layer over our real world, the World of Darkness is perfect for telling compelling supernatural stories in familiar environments,” said Sean Greaney, Brand Manager for World of Darkness. “We love Different Tales’ and Walkabout Games’ passion for Werewolf: The Apocalypse and the care they’ve taken in crafting a story around a place and event they know so well.”

On October 13, 2020, Heart of the Forest will be released on PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam, GOG.com, and GeForce Now at the base price of $14.99/€12.49/£11.39, and with a seven day long 10% release discount.

The game will also be available via Steam and GOG.com in the World of Darkness bundle, alongside Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York and Shadows of New York, with a 15% discount for the whole set.