Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is an action role-playing video game developed by Cyanide and published by Nacon. It is based on White Wolf Publishing’s tabletop role-playing game Werewolf: The Apocalypse, and is part of the larger World of Darkness series. The game was released on February 4, 2021 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
The story follows Cahal, an eco-terrorist werewolf who has been banished from his werewolf tribe, and who fights against the Pentex corporation and the pollution it causes. The player, as Cahal, traverses areas in the American Northwest, and can shapeshift into a wolf, human or werewolf form to perform various tasks, such as exploration, conversation and combat.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is a third-person, single-player action role-playing game in which the player takes the role of an eco-terrorist werewolf.The player explores various areas in the American Northwest, in the form of large hub worlds. Within these areas, the player plays through missions, which may have effects on the game world, including leading to secondary missions getting unlocked. The player also goes to Penumbra, a place between the physical world and the spirit world, where they can receive sidequests or challenges from the Great Spirit of the Waterfall, who gives the player rewards for completing them, such as opening shortcuts between areas.
The game follows the werewolf Cahal, a member of the familial Fianna tribe of Irish werewolves, and works alongside his pack with the eco-terrorist group, Lambda Mankind, fighting against an oil subsidiary called Endron , whose president, Richard Wadkins, willingly serves the Wyrm to disrupt the balance of Gaia. In one of their missions, Cahal, along with his packmates, Cahal’s brother-in-law Rodko, Ava and his wife Ludmilla, infiltrate an Endron facility. Their plan tampers with the data of their oil extraction and forces them to pull out of the region. During the raid, Ludmilla is killed by a werewolf in Wadkins’ security, and Cahal soon accidentally kills another packmate, Rafiq and blinds Rodko. In shame for what he has done, Cahal leaves the pack.
Five years later, Cahal works freelance. After a raid on an energy corp in Washington State, Cahal returns to his homeland in Tarker’s Mill, along with his partner, Dusk. Cahal intends to atone for what he’s done, and upon returning home, finds his former tribe is at war with Endron militia’s, led by Major Graner. After fighting off an attack that injures Rodko, Cahal is sent to dismantle an Endron training center, before he reunites with his daughter Aedana, and Ava, who are operating to dismantle Endron from within. It is discovered that Endron has created a new substance called Earthblood, which is used to enhance and mutate their soldiers to the Wyrm’s twisted image.
Later on, while a new raid is planned to expose Endron, Aedeana is kidnapped by Watkins, and Rodko gives into his rage. Cahal is forced to kill Rodko when the two transform and fight. Watkins reveals he knew about the packs plans and plans to run experiments on Aedana. Cahal manages to kill Graner, driving Wyrm from his homeland in retaliation. Cahal plans to rescue Aedeana by getting himself arrested, and infiltrating a prison in Nevada, where Erdron is conducting experiments on prisoners.
In Nevada, Cahal gathers information from a werewolf named Onawa, who was a test subject to Endron’s experiments. He learns that Aedana was taken to Endron headquarters, and escapes prison with Onawa to regroup the latter’s pack, which has also been warring with Endron. When Cahal infiltrates their facility, Watkins sets up a trap where he sets loose Earthblood gas across the area, causing environmental damage, killing and infecting people in the area. Onawa reveals she is working for Endron, in exchange for her pack’s safety. Their guardian spirit has also been infected by Wyrm, but they are freed from its influence when Cahal bests them in battle.
Tracking Aneada down to an Endron oil rig, Cahal regroups with Ava and learns of Endron’s plans to spread the Wyrm by releasing Earthblood as an alternative to oil. In the final siege, Cahal finds Aneada in a glass container, where she is heavily mutated by Watkin’s experiments. Cahal is forced to fight and mercy kill his daughter, who dies in his arms. Cahal is presented with a choice to take revenge on Watkins’ or save Ava and the activists from Endron’s militia.
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