Cyanide's upcoming Werewolf: The Apocalypse game artwork

Cyanide, the studio you may know from their work on Blood Bowl and Styx: Master of Shadows, has apparently expanded quite a lot in recent years. Not only are they currently working on Styx: Shards of Darkness and the Call of Cthulhu RPG, but according to the most recent announcement they are also going to attempt a video game adaptation of Werewolf: The Apocalypse set in the World of Darkness universe.

The details are currently a bit light, but apparently we'll get to play as a Garou warrior (from French "loup-garou" meaning werewolf), a cast of werewolves opposed to urban civilization and supernatural corruption - all hurtling head-first towards the inevitable apocalypse. I have no idea how Cyanide is going to create a compelling RPG with a bloodthirsty beast as its protagonist, but the World of Darkness universe is quite fascinating, so I must admit I'm looking forward to finding out.

As far as relevant quotes from the announcement are concerned, the only one worth mentioning comes from Cédric Lagarrigue, President of Focus Home Interactive: "We are pleased to partner with White Wolf to bring Werewolf: The Apocalypse to life in a video game for consoles and PC. We are excited to work on the World of Darkness universe, as this is formidable playground to tell the players a great story. We are also happy to partner with Cyanide Studio in this adventure – they are behind the original wish to adapt this universe, and we are faithful in their ability to create a game that will please both fans of World of Darkness and newcomers."

If you would like to learn more I'm afraid you'll have to wait until this year's "le What's Next de Focus" event in Paris which will run from February 1st to February 2nd. And if you would like to keep up with the development of Werewolf: The Apocalypse moving forward, you should probably bookmark the official website. Its currently a bit bare-bones, but more content is "coming soon".