BigBen Acquires Publishing Rights to Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, Game Due in 2020
BigBen announced via press release that it has acquired the publishing rights to Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, the action RPG in development at Cyanide, from Focus Home Interactive.
Alain Falc, BigBen’s CEO, said in a statement:
We are thrilled to have reached this agreement which considers, in an equitable way, the different parties’ investments. This will allow Cyanide to keep the ball rolling on the game’s development and to give its numerous fans a really unique experience, in a universe that gamers are very fond of.
Shams Jorjani, VP Business Development at Paradox Interactive and interim manager at White Wolf, added:
The intense action and desperate supernatural danger of Werewolf is a perfect fit for BigBen. And this is happening at the best time, because of our renewed focus on brand management and licensing. This allows us to give our partners exactly what they need to develop amazing customer experiences in their licensed products. Video games always have been a key pillar to White Wolf’s brand strategy: they’re an incredibly powerful medium for great World of Darkness stories! So, we are looking forward very much to this partnership, and to many others, in the months and years ahead.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is scheduled to release in 2020 for PC and consoles. In this digital adaptation of the popular role-playing game, players will become Cahal, a banished werewolf, forced to return to the aid of his endangered clan and master the devastating Rage within him to punish all those that would pollute, destroy, and corrupt our Mother Earth, Gaïa. On his bloody quest for redemption, Cahal will play a pivotal role in the Great War of the Garou against Pentex, a powerful corporation whose activities are upsetting the balance of nature.
For more on the game, check out the preview published by Rosh in February.