Narrative RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Purgatory announced for PC

Different Tales has announced Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Purgatory, a narrative RPG follow-up to the studio's previous title Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest. It is set to release later this year for PC (Steam).

An announcement trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below, via Different Tales.

When will you rage? Explore the dark side of (in)human nature, uncover supernatural conspiracies, and combat the deadly chaos force known as the Wyrm. Different Tales, in partnership with Paradox Interactive’s World of Darkness, is excited to announce Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Purgatory, a blend of fantasy thriller, visual novel, and tabletop RPG set in the World of Darkness universe, coming to Steam in Q3 2024. Discover how the story begins in the upcoming demo, soon available on Steam.

Meet Samira – an Afghan werewolf and refugee. Follow her path of darkness as she flees her motherland and gets struck by a life-changing tragedy. Play in a world where evil comes in both human and supernatural shapes, and investigate the horrifying secrets hidden across the city of Warsaw. Will she sink into despair, overwhelmed by the tragedies of her past? Or will she give in to her rage and fight for a better future? The choice is up to you...

Drawing inspiration from its predecessor, Heart of the Forest, Purgatory continues the saga with familiar faces from the Bialowieza forest alongside a new protagonist, characters, and landmarks of Poland. Players can once again be transported to the rich and immersive universe of Werewolf: The Apocalypse, where the line between humanity and monstrosity blurs. Through a blend of RPG mechanics and a visual novel foundation, they will navigate Samira's journey of self-discovery – confronting inner demons and real-life monsters that loom large.

Here’s what you need to know

  • Complex protagonist – explore Samira's inner conflicts as she battles between despair and rage.
  • Thrilling conspiracies – uncover the sinister secrets of the werewolves’ world through two distinct story paths, each offering different challenges and consequences.
  • Real-life settings – travel to popular landmarks and explore the wild landscapes of Poland and Afghanistan.
  • Shift into a werewolf – intimidate, manipulate or when all else fails, decimate all that stands in your way.
  • Visual novel meets tabletop RPG – experience a blend of narrative-driven gameplay and tabletop RPG mechanics.
  • Legendary World of Darkness lore – based on the new W5 corebook mechanics, the game emulates a classic role-playing experience.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Purgatory