Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood gets a First Look Gameplay Trailer
Publisher Nacon and developer Cyanide have released a lengthy narrated First Look Gameplay trailer for Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood.
This is our first extended look at gameplay for the action RPG, narrated by game director Julien "Patch" Desourteaux. The footage shows protagonist Cahal as he swaps between three forms - human, wolf, and the werewolf 'Crinos' form, which exhibits a variety of combat stances.
Desourteaux also took to PlayStation Blog to detail these various forms and stances. The human form is used to interact with computers and attack enemies/devices at a distance with a crossbow. The wolf form is used for exploration and espionage, sneaking around environments and enabling stealth attacks on enemies. The werewolf form is all combat, where Cahal must switch between agile, heavy, and frenzy stances to battle enemies while also managing his rage meter.
Find the footage, description, and screenshot set below via Nacon & Cyanide.
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 set to release on February 4, 2021 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Epic Games Store. For more information, you can check out previous trailers:
Nacon has also shared information about game editions and pre-orders.
Players who pre-order the game will receive special cosmetic bonuses: a Cahal The Exiled One outfit, Dark fur for the Wolf & Werewolf, and an Auspice of Ahroun emblem embroidered on the outfit. Additionally, console players who pre-order the game digitally on PlayStation Network or Microsoft Store will receive both last-generation and new-generation versions of the game.
Two editions of the game are available. The standard edition is priced at $49.99 ($39.99 for PC), and a special Earthblood Gaia Edition is also available for $59.99 ($49.99 for PC). In addition to the above cosmetics, this edition also includes:
- 3 outfits for Cahal
- 4 exclusive furs for the Wolf and Werewolf
- A nature spirit to help you in combat
- A unique finishing move