This Is Why You Don't Give an Axe to Little Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood is going to be the protagonist of her very own "cinematic" action platformer called Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries. This Red Riding Hood is vengeful, angry, and wields an axe.

In this case, "cinematic" basically means that the game looks great:

This Is Why You Don't Give an Axe to Little Red Riding Hood

It's like the evil, bloodthirstier twin of Trine, with a dash of American McGee's Alice and a pinch of Tim Burton thrown in. A dark take on a well-known fairy tale, plus hack and slash combat, in a very pretty side-scrolling environment.

The setting is fairly unique. The Big Bad Wolf is now B. B. Woolfe, evil CEO of Woolfe Industries, a corporation in control of the industrialized city—and the corporation which owns the factory where Red Hood's father died in a work accident. Except it was no accident, and Red Hood plans to prove this (with the help of her trusty axe).

The game is on Kickstarter, but GRIN, the Belgium-based dev studio in charge, came prepared: Woolfe is already greenlit on Steam, and the game itself, in development since January 2013, looks mostly playable. Plus there's this neat Kickstarter-exclusive thing they're doing where, if you're a backer, you get to customize the looks and stats of a Toy Soldier enemy, which they will then put in the game.

Funding is currently at 22%, with over $11,000 collected during the campaign's first day. So yeah, I'm pretty sure this one will be a success. Look for the game on Steam next year, and on Xbox One and PS4 at some point after the PC version's release.

Note: Woolfe was part of Microsoft's ID@Xbox presentation at this year's E3. So if you're getting deja vu, that's the reason.

Woolfe - The Red Hood Diaries [Kickstarter]

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