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Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is delayed until next year

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Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood (opens in new tab), an "action-RPG of anger management," was revealed last year, with a launch expected to happen sometime in 2020. It's not quite going to make that target, however, as publisher Nacon announced today that it will be out on February 4, 2021.

The news of the pushback came alongside a new gameplay trailer that, like the October 2019 reveal video (opens in new tab), is very metal. Earth is dying and apocalypse is coming, but at least we've got a howling soundtrack to listen to on the way out the door, eh?

Unlike Vampire: The Masquerade games (a new Swansong trailer (opens in new tab) also dropped today, by the way), which are generally character-focused RPGs, Earthblood looks to be a very action-oriented hack-and-smasher. It's still an RPG of sorts, but as we noted in our June 2019 preview (opens in new tab), taking the quiet, cerebral approach to solving problems is going to be difficult by design. Werewolves are creatures of rage, and managing that is meant to be a central part of the experience.

To find out more about Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, check out the listing on the Epic Games Store (opens in new tab) or hit up werewolf-videogame.com (opens in new tab).

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.