Werewolf: the Apocalypse 5th Edition Trailer

Hunters Entertainment, who created Kids on Bikes and The ABCs of D&D has announced, Werewolf 5th Edition for 2021.



HUNTERS ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP FOR WEREWOLF: THE APOCALYPSE 5TH EDITION

Los Angeles, CA - December 7th 2019. Hunters Entertainment (Kids on Bikes, Outbreak: Undead, Altered Carbon) is excited and proud to announce their partnership with Paradox Interactive, the owners of the World of Darkness (Vampire: The Masquerade, Bloodlines 2, Mage: The Ascension) to develop and publish Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition, the next evolution of the fan-favorite tabletop roleplaying game through Renegade Games (Scott Pilgrim, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Clank, Lanterns).

Werewolf: The Apocalypse takes place in a fictional version of our Earth: the World of Darkness. In the World of Darkness, werewolves, vampires, magicians, and monsters are all living among us. An entire supernatural world hidden in plain sight. You are one of these monsters, pretending to be human but fighting for survival and supremacy among mysteries and conspiracies that threaten the existence of humanity.

"Werewolf is about how we help/hinder each other to survive against great odds," said Ivan Van Norman, partner and producer of Hunters Entertainment. "This game was the first campaign I ever GM’ed, and I believe its stories are more relevant and impactful now than they’ve ever been - which is why we're excited to bring it back to fans old and new."

Players will play as Garou, individuals born of two worlds, the material and the Umbra (spirit world), who can shapeshift into wolves at will. In Werewolf: The Apocalypse the world, Gaia, is dying. After many generations, the Garou - Gaia’s chosen warriors and defenders - are divided on how to save the planet, their spiritual mother. Attacked by outside forces and plagued by infighting, each Garou tribe shares different ideologies and goals, which have - up to this point - all failed them in their ultimate goal, to rescue a dying Gaia.

Set to release in 2021, the new edition of Werewolf: The Apocalypse has been long anticipated by fans and was teased at PDX Con in Berlin by the World of Darkness team.

"The story of the Garou has never been more relevant than it is today, which means Werewolf has an important role in the unique, global, transmedia setting we are building with the World of Darkness. In Hunters Entertainment we have a partner who clearly shares our passion for The Apocalypse," said Sean Greaney, Brand Manager for World of Darkness at Paradox Interactive. "We were particularly impressed by their creative vision and ability, and so we are very happy to be partnering with them in bringing this newest chapter of Werewolf to the world."

Mechanically, the game is set to share a lot of similarities with the recent release of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition but will have a lot of elements that make it unique.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition will be marketed and distributed by Renegade Games, and will be available in retail stores internationally and online.
 
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LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
Why a parnetship with Hunter Entermainent? OK, it is their business, their money, and they can to do they want. But Hunter Entermainent has got som link or contact with D&D.

I love the changing breeds, even I bought the book of the Wyrm 20 An because it had got new races, but adding too much and WoD becomes Jurassic Park. My solution? Easy, a fantasy reality counterpart as 7th Sea.

I have bought some books of W:tA and I am not interesting to buy the new edition only to get the updated crunch.

I don't like the garous very much because their idea of recovering the natural balance is mankind come back to the prehistory, or pre-industrial revolution age. And I hate reading some text about I have to feel guilty because I live in the Western civilitation and my country's economy needs some sacrifices to save the planet but Chinese or Russian pollution has total impunity. Why not a Pentex's brother with an Arabian, Russian or Chinese name? Why not to talk about bioregenation, the curtivated fields to clean the pollution? I hate that speech about the Weaver is the evil and guilty because Wyrm became mad.
 

Arilyn

Hero
Why a parnetship with Hunter Entermainent? OK, it is their business, their money, and they can to do they want. But Hunter Entermainent has got som link or contact with D&D.

I love the changing breeds, even I bought the book of the Wyrm 20 An because it had got new races, but adding too much and WoD becomes Jurassic Park. My solution? Easy, a fantasy reality counterpart as 7th Sea.

I have bought some books of W:tA and I am not interesting to buy the new edition only to get the updated crunch.

I don't like the garous very much because their idea of recovering the natural balance is mankind come back to the prehistory, or pre-industrial revolution age. And I hate reading some text about I have to feel guilty because I live in the Western civilitation and my country's economy needs some sacrifices to save the planet but Chinese or Russian pollution has total impunity. Why not a Pentex's brother with an Arabian, Russian or Chinese name? Why not to talk about bioregenation, the curtivated fields to clean the pollution? I hate that speech about the Weaver is the evil and guilty because Wyrm became mad.
The garou tribes have differing ideas on how to save the planet. One tribe wants to wipe out humanity, one wants to return humanity to a pre-industrial state, one wants to join with humans to arrive at solutions, one actually believes technology is the key, and so on. This brings on the tension, as the garou must somehow forge an alliance and a solution to the imbalance. I always felt the whole weaver, wyrm, wild was more of a tragedy, and less one being more evil than the other. The garou all have their own ideas on this, of course.

I don't think the authors want to pick on just western civilization. It's just that they live in the west and don't want to throw stones at other cultures.

Nobody is expecting us to feel guilty. Many things feel beyond our control in this world. Games give us power, even if it is only in our imaginations. It's cathartic, and might give us a little confidence and hope to do some real good in the real world.
 

PabloM

Explorer
I don't get it. Wasn't it that Modiphius was going to take care of the 5th edition of WoD after the last White Wolf controversy?
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
This is strange, it sound like a future change of owner. I am not against parnertship, but the different lines of WoD should have got some coordination about metaplot. I wonder about WotC buying other TTRPGs publishers.

Garous says Doctor Doom should rule the world to save the ecosystem and the kingdom of Wakanda should reject the high-tech.
 
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EthanSental

Adventurer
That teaser didn’t strike a cord with me....definitely appeals to someone who knows the setting and such. My last foray in the world of darkness was early 2000 and had fun with it (2nd edition) but this teaser doesn’t stoke the interest to jump back in...its missing something for me I guess.
 

Anoth

Adventurer
Personally I don’t think the lore after vampire 2E was good. I hope they do a better job on werewolf 5E. Now I do like some of the mechanical changes. Just not the fluff. Looking forward to reading the books.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
Hunter Enternaiment has published some things linked to D&D. If Hasbro bought Enternaiment One, and WotC bought Turque, the videogame studio, I guess it is possible, maybe, but I couldn't say when this will happen.

It is still too strange for me a partnership with other company with a line what is linked to one of the most important franchises of TTRPGs industry. It is too risky because different companies could cause some accidental contradiction in the canon lore. Hunter Enternaiment is a "little fish" in this industry, too little for a smashing-hit as WoD. There is something what doesn't fit.

* I suggest as new changing breed the stryx, wereowls, created by Gaia to be psychopomps, sentinels of the barriers of the afterlife, but after suffering a almost total genocide in the war of the rage they become creatures as predators on vampires in CoD.

* If the wym created the mockery races I would bet the weaver will create helm werevernims.
 

Dire Bare

Adventurer
Hunter Enternaiment has published some things linked to D&D. If Hasbro bought Enternaiment One, and WotC bought Turque, the videogame studio, I guess it is possible, maybe, but I couldn't say when this will happen.

It is still too strange for me a partnership with other company with a line what is linked to one of the most important franchises of TTRPGs industry. It is too risky because different companies could cause some accidental contradiction in the canon lore. Hunter Enternaiment is a "little fish" in this industry, too little for a smashing-hit as WoD. There is something what doesn't fit.

* I suggest as new changing breed the stryx, wereowls, created by Gaia to be psychopomps, sentinels of the barriers of the afterlife, but after suffering a almost total genocide in the war of the rage they become creatures as predators on vampires in CoD.

* If the wym created the mockery races I would bet the weaver will create helm werevernims.
So, Hunters Entertainment published the "1-2-3's of D&D" and the "A-B-C's of D&D", two children's books, and so make a bad choice to develop Werewolf in partnership with Paradox and Renegade Games?!?!

Oooookay . . . .
 

Birmy

Explorer
And I hate reading some text about I have to feel guilty because I live in the Western civilitation and my country's economy needs some sacrifices to save the planet but Chinese or Russian pollution has total impunity. Why not a Pentex's brother with an Arabian, Russian or Chinese name?
Why do you keep trying to steer these threads into political territory? This isn't the first time you've tried to derail a thread. You know the rules around here.

It is still too strange for me a partnership with other company with a line what is linked to one of the most important franchises of TTRPGs industry. It is too risky because different companies could cause some accidental contradiction in the canon lore. Hunter Enternaiment is a "little fish" in this industry, too little for a smashing-hit as WoD. There is something what doesn't fit.
There's plenty of precedent for a larger game company contracting a smaller company for development (e.g., Kobold Press and Sasquatch Games did the first D&D 5e adventures and White Wolf's own relationship with Onyx Path). I imagine the strength of and reception to Kids on Bikes got them the gig. And even the "big fish" in this industry aren't all that big. I don't think there's anything here to get concerned, or wildly speculate, about.
 

zhivik

Villager
I’ve seen some of the work Ivan Van Norman has done - mostly limited RPG series - and I believe the franchise is in good hands. He thinks outside of the box and I am looking forward to what he and the team will come up with.

It is a reason to be interested in the new reincarnation of Werewolf: the Apocalypse, because I’ve always been a Forsaken fan. I just found the whole setting setup as too one-dimensional and too ... gimmicky, for lack of a better word. I much more prefer the shamanistic feel of Forsaken, it feels more natural to me.
 

zhivik

Villager
There's plenty of precedent for a larger game company contracting a smaller company for development (e.g., Kobold Press and Sasquatch Games did the first D&D 5e adventures and White Wolf's own relationship with Onyx Path). I imagine the strength of and reception to Kids on Bikes got them the gig. And even the "big fish" in this industry aren't all that big. I don't think there's anything here to get concerned, or wildly speculate, about.
The situation with Onyx Path is somewhat unique, as it became the home for many of the writers and game designers that CCP, White Wolf’s previous owner, let go. Many of the authors of the original game lines, like Rose Bailey, Eddy Webb, Matthew McFarland, Dave Brookshaw, Ethan Skemp, collaborate frequently with them. Onyx Path is essentially a reincarnation of the old White Wolf, if you ask me.
 

LuisCarlos17f

Adventurer
- Books published by Black Dog Games have to be burnt, they are tainted.

- What has said that, other brainless zealot from Leopolde's Society?

- The Garous.

- Oh then they are right.


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I suggest, as new anthagonists, to add "god's hounds", fomori catched by inquisitors (Leopolde's Society) and (almost totally) healed by their exorcists. Then they become dangerous allies and predators about garous, fare and the rest of fomori or mockery breeds.

We agree when we spend our money on speculative fiction titles we don't want annoying propaganda. But worse when authors who teorically want you to open your eyes really are hidding some facts. Sorry, but I am seing in the real life there are many wolves with sheep's clothing, people who are like supervillains from comics, as Doctor Doom, trying to rule the world with the speech it is neccessary to save us. Don't trust those false saviors. Some things make me remember Michael Crichton's "State of Fear".

Haven't you thoutght Wyrm wouldn't want to use also other multinational companies from different continents and not only Pentex as puppet, why only one tentacle to taint when you can use more?
 

PMárk

Explorer
Based on V5, I'm just not interested. The new edition's direction is jut not my WoD and Vampire and this likely will be the same.

Also, I just can't imagine they can pull it off without going full-throttle into political controversies.
 

FallenAkriel

Explorer
Why a parnetship with Hunter Entermainent? OK, it is their business, their money, and they can to do they want. But Hunter Entermainent has got som link or contact with D&D.

I love the changing breeds, even I bought the book of the Wyrm 20 An because it had got new races, but adding too much and WoD becomes Jurassic Park. My solution? Easy, a fantasy reality counterpart as 7th Sea.

I have bought some books of W:tA and I am not interesting to buy the new edition only to get the updated crunch.

I don't like the garous very much because their idea of recovering the natural balance is mankind come back to the prehistory, or pre-industrial revolution age. And I hate reading some text about I have to feel guilty because I live in the Western civilitation and my country's economy needs some sacrifices to save the planet but Chinese or Russian pollution has total impunity. Why not a Pentex's brother with an Arabian, Russian or Chinese name? Why not to talk about bioregenation, the curtivated fields to clean the pollution? I hate that speech about the Weaver is the evil and guilty because Wyrm became mad.
You are clearly a Glass Walker ;)
 

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