Paradox Announces New White Wolf Game Werewolf: The Apocalypse for PC and Consoles

Following their acquisition of the Vampire: The Masquerade property owner, White Wolf, many fans have been speculating what Paradox Interactive will put out from the company’s various intellectual properties. Despite a curious trademark for Vampire Bloodlines being filed by the company, we haven’t seen a new White Wolf game come to light – until now.

The company has announced Werewolf: The Apocalypse, a game based on the tabletop game of the same name from White Wolf. Developed by Styx: Master of Shadows developer Cyanide Studio, the game is set for a release on PC and consoles under publisher Focus Home Interactive.

“The World of Darkness universe has always attracted creatives with a strong passion for telling dark and immersive stories,” Tobias Sjögren, CEO of White Wolf said in the press release. “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 videogame.”

Players will take up the role of a Garou, or a werewolf warrior. The protagonist has a natural opposition to urban civilization and the destruction humanity brings with it. Garou are born to fight The Wyrm, or brings over the apocalypse.

“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,” Martin Ericsson, lead story teller of White Wolf said in a statement.

“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.”

That’s all we really have to go off for now – the game’s genre, mechanics, and so on are still to be revealed. Focus Home is promising the first real look at the game during their event at this year’s What’s Next, in Paris, from February 1st to the 2nd. We’ll keep you guys posted.

Editor’s note: Featured image is from Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

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  1. Ryuu Makoto
    Ryuu Makoto
    January 20, 2017 at 12:38 am

    Dang it, i was hoping they’d revive nes game “werewolf (warwolf) the last warrior” with a sequel. :|

  2. Jack
    January 20, 2017 at 12:39 am

    I heard whitewolf’s recent stuff had some really degenerate shit in it, like male pregnancy and genderfluid somethings
    correct me if i’m wrong

  3. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    January 20, 2017 at 12:47 am

    Well, Cyanide Studio has been OK to good so I’m willing to pay attention, but I doubt it will live up to Bloodlines.

  4. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    January 20, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Nope, it definitely does.

  5. anonynomnomnom .
    anonynomnomnom .
    January 20, 2017 at 12:52 am

    “The world is dying. When will you Rage?”




  6. BronxandAmmo
    January 20, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Genderfluid and other sjw nonsense, yes. Male pregnancy, no. It all depends on the writer. David Hill? Stay the fuck away. Most of the WoD writers have been fine, though.

  7. BronxandAmmo
    January 20, 2017 at 12:59 am

    This should be fantastic. Vampire had its turn. It’s time to RAGE, baby.

  8. random
    January 20, 2017 at 2:18 am

    “le ebin degenerate meme” says the man on a site about niche video games.

  9. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    January 20, 2017 at 4:30 am

    White Wolf has /always/ had some “degenerate” shit. I mean, for Christ’s sake, there was a perk called Savage Genitalia, and various canon characters that were every bit a SJWs wet dream. And God help you if you ever found a chat online to play the game and wanted to get involved with the Sabbat venue…

  10. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    January 20, 2017 at 4:33 am

    On one hand… FUCK YES! Werewolf: The Apocalypse was one of my favorite classic WoD games, outside of Hunter: The Reckoning. Especially because unlike every other WoD game, it didn’t forget *fun*.

    On the other hand, I’m not too keen on the idea of playing a werewolf “opposed to civilization”. Always like “urban” games more. Never got a chance to play my crust punk Bone Gnawer “Rocks Against The Wyrm”.

  11. Alistair
    January 20, 2017 at 4:40 am

    This is a off topic but need to be addressed.

    Is it just me has One Anger Gamer got rid of diqs comment system on my tablet the site got the old look but when you go to a news item it look different.

    Because I can’t leave a comment when I press the leave a comment it just load up again and no comment box.

  12. Madbrainbox
    January 20, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Don’t set the bar for it so high.But let’s hope they will do Werewolf justice.

  13. Madbrainbox
    January 20, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Fuck CCP for letting WoD rot for almost a decade.I hope Paradox will get to profit massively from but for that the games they publish need to be really good.If they do a good job with it maybe we’ll get some TV series based on WoD.Maybe more.

  14. Wayne Crawford
    Wayne Crawford
    January 20, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Kindred the Embraced (FOX) in 1996 was defiantly based on the WoD. I think that Wolf Lake (CBS/UPN) was as well. If it was not for the tragic events of 9/11 Wolf Lake might have lasted more than 10 episodes.

  15. Wayne Crawford
    Wayne Crawford
    January 20, 2017 at 7:32 am

    I really want a Mage: The Awakening game.

  16. Madbrainbox
    January 20, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Add True Blood to that list but,well,that didn’t rip off Vampire AT ALL.:)
    I would love to see something new and official based on WoD.

  17. Madbrainbox
    January 20, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Apocalypse is oWoD.But even oWoD is pretty fucking degenerate.

  18. Madbrainbox
    January 20, 2017 at 8:22 am

    You think that’s possible?They’ll have to limit it quite a bit.

  19. Wayne Crawford
    Wayne Crawford
    January 20, 2017 at 9:05 am

    With a good story and a spell creator like Morrowind used, it could be possible.

  20. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    January 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

    I hope this doesn’t suffer from the sjw ruleset that plagues the new world of darkness tabletop.

  21. 3rdStrike_Ebi
    January 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I went and checked, they’re still there.

  22. DrearierSpider
    January 20, 2017 at 9:39 am

    That’s it? They don’t even tell us what genre it is? Excited to learn more, and Cyanide is a great dev, but what a pitiful announcement.

  23. Terra
    January 20, 2017 at 11:11 am

    *Mediocre dev.

    They’re ok. As long as people don’t expect AAA revolutionary stuff it can probably be ‘k’.

  24. Alistair
    January 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    But the comment isn’t the same as here I got a tweet from OAG saying google ask sites to use the AMP format and every time I try clicking on leave a comment it just load back to page and the comment box can’t open.

    Useing iPad Air 2.

    Also try using the non-AMP just reload the page again.

  25. 3rdStrike_Ebi
    January 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Is your browser the issue, perhaps?

  26. Alan Mitchell
    Alan Mitchell
    January 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Let’s not forget the Dresden Files as well. Though at least the author cops to it.

  27. Alan Mitchell
    Alan Mitchell
    January 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I do find some of the pronoun business irritating with the Onyx Path stuff (the licensees for the tabletop White Wolf games, not the LARPs). Xe and xir are used sometimes, but they have an editorial fatwa against the singular they in their freelancer’s guide for crying out loud. In the fiction parts I don’t particularly mind, author’s voice and all, but when I’m looking for crunch/rules text it’s a bit much.

    That said, in the 2nd ed. Promethean they have one of their focus characters who is gender non-binary/fluid that comes across as an appropriate and interesting take on it. The character is a Frankenstein made from the parts of a dozen dead men and women. It struck me as I first read it that I’d never even thought of such a thing in the genre (let’s leave Baron Ashura from Mazinger aside for a moment), and that it was a really interesting and cool take on the Promethean/Frankenstein premise. It didn’t feel shoehorned or forced to me, it seemed fitting and novel.

  28. Alistair
    January 20, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Don’t know I’m gonna try mutil browsers on different platforms. I try reflesh the cache.

  29. Phasmatis75
    January 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Dunno, sounds like whinny “Humanity is destructive” rhetoric the left loves so much. I like Cyanide so I’ll wait and see how it turns out but if it goes any more progressive than that it’s a no go.

  30. Madbrainbox
    January 20, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    You won’t like it if that’s your mentality.

  31. Wayne Crawford
    Wayne Crawford
    January 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    AAA has never been revolutionary, except maybe to console peasants.

  32. Zero Eternity
    Zero Eternity
    January 20, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    primal spirituality? Raises eyebrow?

  33. Phasmatis75
    January 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I’ve heard it frequently enough that I’m sick of the tired rhetoric based on politics. Its more often collectivist blaming rather than a meaningful look at our complex system of corruption, behaviors, and politics.

    So when something sounds like humans are destructive, it’s an eye rolling painful, so saying if that’s my mentality then I won’t like it, that doesn’t tell me anything. It’s essentially claiming I’m wrong thinking and that’s the problem.

    Now I am genuinely curious if the lore is better than simple evil humans or is it another progressive droll about how bad we are and how much we need our saviors in the left to save us from ourselves?

  34. Madbrainbox
    January 21, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    It’s World of Darkness.It always 10 times more complex than that.Also this is Werewolf the Apocalypse.There is no salvation.

  35. Fenrir007
    January 21, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Where are Focus Home and Cyanide getting all that dosh to develop so many, let’s say, ambitious games?

  36. Malcolm_Ecks
    January 22, 2017 at 9:04 am


  37. Malcolm_Ecks
    January 22, 2017 at 9:05 am

    “White Wolf”


    “Cyanide Studios”

    Ugh. Those guys are so hit and miss. Styx was the only game of their’s I’d consider legit good.

  38. Fenrir007
    January 22, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    “but I doubt it will live up to Bloodlines”

    i’m sure it will… on the bugs department!

  39. Phasmatis75
    January 23, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Well glad to hear I shouldn’t just brush this one aside then. I look forward to more details.

  40. Madbrainbox
    January 24, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I’m hoping for something good.Guess we’ll see what for this game will take in a few days.