Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves seems to have come out of left field, but looks incredible. The game takes place in 19th century Canada and is co-written by acclaimed author Bryan Perro (who wrote the Amos Daragon and Wariwulf series).
It’s an action strategy game, but pulls some inspiration from tower defense, 3rd person action games, and RPGs. You can count on a solid story and some edge-of-your-seat gameplay.
You’ll take the role of one of the two O’Carroll brothers in the forest of Wolvesvale. Each night they defend their cabin from hordes of mythical creatures, including packs of werewolves, will-o’-the-wisps, and others pulled from Canadian legends.
If you’re going to make it through the night, you’ll have to outwit the creatures before night falls. You’ll be able to place traps in different places throughout the forest and lure the creatures into them, and you’ll also be battling them single-handed with muskets (which you slowly manually load) and axes.
“After nearly 8 years in the video game industry, I always dreamed of making a game that I deeply wanted to play, and this dream is being realized with Artifice Studio,” said Vincent Blanchard, president and co-founder of the company, in a press release. “I’m especially proud that, to my knowledge, Sang-Froid is the first game based on canadian legends.”
Given that the game is being developed by Montreal-based About Artifice Studio, you’ll also get treated with some good ole Canadian folk music from the game’s soundtrack—featuring Quebec artists and folk bands.
Look for Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves this summer, and in the meantime, check out the trailer and game intro below: