The Week In Games: Werewolves

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Another quiet release week. One of the biggest games coming out later this week is the Switch port of Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest.


As usual, the first few weeks of January are mostly empty. Consider this a good time to dig into your backlog, read some books, or do what I do, replay old games you’ve already played. Again. Because, while the calendar says 2021, my mind is still stuck in a 2020 funk and I just need mindless comfort most nights.

Beyond Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest, some other stuff is coming out this week too. Check out the full list below:

Monday, January 4

  • Ship Handling Simulator | PC
  • Asteroids Belt: Try To Survive! | PC

Tuesday, January 5

  • Orion: The Eternal Punishment | PC, Mac
  • Winter Sleigh | PC
  • Ralf’s Adventure: Aztex Mystery | PC

Wednesday, January 6

  • Choices That Matter: And Their Were Eaten | Switch
  • Charge Kid | Switch
  • Two Die | PC

Thursday, January 7

  • Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom | Xbox One, PC
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Heart of the Forest | Switch
  • Stardash | Switch
  • Sense - A Cyberpunk Ghost Story | Switch
  • Press Any Button | PC
  • Iron Conflict | PC

Friday, January 8

  • Iris.Fall | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • SuperMoose | Switch
  • Arnold | PC
  • Maniac Path 2 | PC

Saturday, January 9

  • Vamp Night | PC

Note: Nearly all PS4 and Xbox One games will work on the next-gen counterparts, so unless a game has an enhanced or separate next-gen release I won’t be listing PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.


Gene Jacket

I haven’t played HotF, but it’s always bummed me out that White Wolf got snatched up by CCP who did nothing with them other than waste 9 years developing an MMO that never materialized, then Paradox, who will license the various IP out to seemingly anyone with a spare $20.

It looks like Bloodlines 2 is or fire at the moment, and thought Werewolf Earthblood doesn’t look entirely awful, it certainly isn’t the AAA treatment the IP deserves. After decades of D&D getting so many dope video game adaptations, it sucks to be a fan of old White Wolf and only have the original Bloodlines and those half-decent Hunter games from the PS2/Xbox to point to.