“This is not a fairytale. There’s nothing fair about it.”
Following a successful Kickstarter campaign last summer, GRIN Studios will release its first PC game titled Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries. The game features a vengeful Red Riding Hood and is scheduled for release on March 17, 2015. Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries is now available on Steam Early Access. GRIN Studios also plans on releasing the game on PS4 and Xbox One sometime later this year.
Here’s what GRIN’s founder and CEO Wim Wouters said: “The team at GRIN’s has been working hard on the game and we’re looking forward to receiving valuable player feedback through Early Access so that we can deliver an exciting experience that Red would be proud of.”
Our heroine Red Riding Hood embarks on an odyssey to avenge the death of her parents…armed with an axe. Prepare for a surprising and twisted take on the classic tale which features some good old-fashioned action platforming, fun combo-based hack ‘n slash combat and rewarding environment puzzles exploring the fantasy universe.
Some of the game’s key features:
- GRIN’s take on the Red Riding Hood legacy is not an ordinary bedtime story, but a twisted fairy tale story. Four years ago, Red Riding Hood’s father, Joseph died in a work accident. At least, that’s what his family was told. All grown up, our heroine is ready to discover the truth.
- Woolfe’s atmospheric artwork lets the player explore a rich fantasy universe centered around a city paralyzed with fear and occupied by tin soldiers. Sneak through the slums, descend into the city sewer system, run through the harbor and escape the city into an evil forest, where gravity, wolves and scary fairies are out to get you.
- The tale’s 2.5D levels combine the simplicity of side scrolling gameplay with three-dimensional puzzles.
- Armed with her trusty axe, Red will be able to skillfully execute combos to strike at her foes’ weaknesses.
- Red will come nose to nose with some familiar fairytale faces such as The Pied Piper, tin soldiers, big bad wolves, scary fairies and her nemesis B.B. Woolfe.
The first of two volumes is now available on Steam for $9.99, €9.99, £6.99 and CDN $10.99. Volume 2 is currently scheduled for release on PC during August 2015.