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Werewolf Ressurrected
1:15 PM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story

Late last year we began bringing you information regarding an interesting title in development called Werewolf: The Apocalypse by ASC Games. While a Mac version of this game was never explicitly promised, the fact that this game is based on the oh-so-portable Unreal engine caught our attention - after all, more Unreal/Unreal Tournament based games have come to the Mac OS than have not, and this trend seems likely to continue in the future.

ASC Games folded near the end of 1999, and we thought that was the end of the story. However a recent preview at 3D Action Planet notes that Dreamforge Entertainment has picked up where ASC left off, and this game is still in active development with a target release for late this year. This unusual title, a third-person action saga with a deep, gothic plot, centers on a long solo game that follows a battle between various 'tribes' of werewolves and an evil being called The Wyrm, who seeks to destroy the Earth (also known as Gaia.) One of the more unique aspects is the ability to transform your protagonist between three states: man, werewolf, and true wolf. Here are details from the preview on this transformative ability:

Utilizing the Unreal engine with various tweaks the game will allow the player to morph in and out of three different states seamlessly. One state will be Ryan's human form, nothing special but he will be able to avoid attacks by other humans. A second state will be Ryan's werewolf-like state in which he will be able to move on all fours with quickness. The third state is the most powerful state. In this third state Ryan becomes a large, bipedal, wolf man. Because human weapons are too small for the Crinos (the third state), Ryan wields a great sword known as a Klaive. In this third state Ryan also has the ability to cast Gifts (magical spells) and regenerate damage. All in all the available states and morphing technology sounds pretty damn sweet if Dreamforge can pull it off correctly.
Several movies of this game in action were released early in development, which revealed the remarkable morphing ability in action, and it was quite impressive. You can be sure this title is on our 'closely watched' list for a future Mac version. There is currently no mention of this game on the Dreamforge web site, and the ASC Games web site is listed as 'under construction.'

3D Action Planet on Werewolf: Apocalypse
Dreamforge Entertainment


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