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Blood of the Werewolf from former EA and Activision devs announced for digital release

Thursday, 21st March 2013 14:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Scientifically Proven Entertainment has announced Blood of the Werewolf will be released through the eShop on Wii U. The action-platformer from former Activision and EA developers contains a dark atmosphere, with what Nintendo Life calls “punishing old-school gameplay”. It is also coming to PC, PSN and XBLA.

Speaking with Nathaniel McClure, a former Call of Duty developer, Nintendo Life got some details on the game’s storyline.

In it, you play as Selena, one of the last of the Wolf Clan whose parents escaped the werewolf genocide in Europe. In secret she learned her abilities and how to battle her enemies in case the family was followed to the US.

“When Selena turned 13, as is tradition for the Wolf Clan, she killed her first prey,” said McClure. “She was presented with the Wolf Clan Sigil, which she wears on her side. Selena married Marko, another member of the Wolf Clan, and together they moved from the city to a small farm house away from others. Here, they were free to release the wolf within. Soon after, Selena gave birth to a son, Nickoli. They were a peaceful, happy family — but that peace was not meant to last.

“The story opens with Selena coming home one evening to discover her husband Marko brutally murdered and her infant son missing. The game takes place over a single full moon night as Selena journeys through the city that is controlled by the three major houses; Frankenstein, Jekyll, and Dracula. She must encounter and overcome many minions, obstacles, and bosses to find the last of the wolf line, her son.”

Selena is voiced by Erin Cummings of Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Bitch Slap fame, and the game is slated for release in June.

Hit up the link for more information and watch the video below.

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4 Comments

  1. YoungZer0

    We’ll never get a proper werewolf game, will we?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    If the trailer wasn’t already giving me “style over substance” misgivings, reading it’s made by former Activision (specifically, CoD) and (most likely) modern EA devs, and doesn’t seem better than They Bleed Pixels sets things off badly as far as my interest is concerned.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. TheWulf

    Oooh. This looks nifty.

    I’m really tired of seeing wolves being demonised, to be honest. Especially as you have to really create something not even remotely wolf-like in order to demonise them (as I pointed out in another article). Of course, it’s fear of the unknown with the familiarity of dogs bolted on top that does it and people rarely ever think further than that.

    It’s actually nice to see the odd game where you get to play as the wolf or the werewolf, and it’s not some educational thing. Werewolves are definitely underused player characters, and there’s just so much you could do with them if used right (see Discworld: Noir).

    But imagination comes at an absolute premium. And video games aren’t usually very imaginative. Ultimately they amount to “gun shit down as a steroid-pumped arsehole” most of the time. Which would account for the tastes of the audience, I s’pose.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ScientificallyProven

    The demo is available if you want to check it out.
    http://bloodofthewerewolf.com

    Here is what people are saying about the Blood of the Werewolf so far.

    “Already shaping up to be a huge hit”
    http://biasbear.com/blood-of-the-werewolf-white-knuckle-classic-action-gaming/

    “The gameplay harkens back to familiar 8-bit classics such as Mega Man and Castlevania”
    http://www.geekcheaply.com/home/blood-of-the-werewolf-play-demo-and-vote-for-it-onto-steam.html/

    “The graphics are beautiful and well crafted”
    http://www.baixaki.com.br/download/Blood-of-the-Werewolf.htm

    #4 1 year ago

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