Different Tales and Walkabout Games have announced the release date of the upcoming story-focused, horror game Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest.
The game will be launching on 13th October 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.
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. 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.
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.
- 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.