Last week on November 14th, Different Tales released physical copies of their visual novel Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest for the Nintendo Switch. The item has a price tag of $39.99 and is available for purchase from retailers listed in their official website.
You can check the release announcement here.
Different Tales is a Polish indie game studio founded in 2018. Currently, the studio has three visual novel titles released with the first one being Wanderlust Travel Stories (2019.)
Besides visual novels, the studio also dabbles in games of other genres (Backpack Hero, Havendock) and publishing.
For more of Different Tales’ works, check out their Twitter account or their official website.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse is their second visual novel, originally released back in October 2020 for the PC. The game was subsequently ported to three console platforms in the next four months as a download exclusive. More than two years after the console release, we are now getting the Package Edition. The Package Edition is the first instance of the studio selling physical copies of this game.
The story is set in Poland, in the World of Darkness, and has the player take the role of Maia Boroditch, a 24-year-old American woman of Polish descent. She has recurring nightmares of a forest, wolves, and blood, and feels a connection to the forest that drives her to travel to Białowieża in Poland to investigate and learn about her family history. There, she meets the guide Daniel, fellow student Anya, and the local resident Bartek, and explores the Białowieża Forest, one of the last remaining primeval forests in Europe, visiting sacred spots including an ancient burial site, an abandoned wolf den, and a ceremonial place of power.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest throws you deep into a primeval wilderness in the center of modern Europe. It’s where the protectors of nature wage their ancient, neverending war against the forces of destruction.
You play as Maia, who comes to Poland hoping to trace her family roots. Trying to learn more about her ancestry, she will discover her family’s dark secrets and reveal hidden truths about the last wilderness of Central Europe.
Visit real-world places of mystery and power. Explore local legends and traditions. Discover the fascinating world and history of the Polish-Belarusian borderlands. You will witness how nature clashes with technology and greed. Can it survive without our help?
For the first time ever, you will be able to experience Werewolf: The Apocalypse on your computer.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Heart of the Forest adapts the mechanics of the legendary title from the World of Darkness universe, emulating the experience of a classic role-playing session.
- An immersive narrative that can measure up to the best mystery novels.
- Beautiful, distinctive collage art that combines hand-illustrated characters with pictures of real places to inspire your imagination.
By making tough choices that often bring dramatic consequences, you will affect your character attributes: Rage, Willpower, and Health. This impacts your ability to perform certain actions as well as change the range of available choices and the presentation of the world. The game will analyze your behavior and determine what kind of werewolf you are.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest is a beautifully written, deep, and balanced experience. It’s tailored for World of Darkness veterans and newcomers looking for an accessible entry into this rich, acclaimed universe.
They teach you to fear rather than to be angry, but fear solves nothing.
Anger is there for a reason, to shield and protect you.
Anger is the part of you that cares.
Rage gets things done.
If the game has piqued your interest, you can buy this edition for $39.99 or get the digital release!