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Werewolf: the Apocalypse Fifth Edition in Development

October 21, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Werewolf: the Apocalypse

Paradox Interactive is pushing Werewolf: the Apocalypse into the modern age, announcing that a Fifth Edition of the World of Darkness RPG is in development. World of Darkness brand manager Sean Greaney announced at PDXCon in Berlin that the company had “found the right partner” to bring the RPG in line with Vampire: the Masquerade’s most recent edition.

Werewolf: the Apocalypse has traditionally the second game in the old World of Darkness line behind Vampire, followed by Mage: the Ascension and then Wraith: the Oblivion and Changeling: the Dreaming. Werewolf sees players take on the role of the Garou within the gothic-punk dystopian setting of the WoD. Warriors for Gaia, they battle against the servants of the Wyrm, which is entropy driven mad and run amok, while also raging (literally) against a world advancing further down a spiral into corruption and evil. The first edition released in 1992 and it has seen revisions alongside the rest of the World of Darkness game, including a 20th Anniversary edition released through Onyx Path Publishing in 2013.

Greaney said that he couldn’t reveal more, but promised more information by the end of the year. The news comes as Cyanide is developing Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, an action RPG for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is set to release late next year and will be the first Werewolf: the Apocalypse video game after two previous ones were cancelled before release in the 1990s.

Vampire: the Masquerade introduced the Fifth Edition playset, which introduced new mechanics and an updated look at the World of Darkness setting in 2019. It won best RPG at the 2019 Origins Awards in June.