Ubisoft and Red Storm Entertainment have released a reveal trailer for Werewolves Within. The game, which will launch on virtual reality devices later this year, allows players to figure out who the killer is among themselves. It’s very similar to a tabletop boardgame.
In the trailer Senior Creative Director, David Votypka and Lead Designer, Jutin Achilli, take us through the overall concept of the VR game as well as some of the key features:
CHARACTERS COME TO LIFE
By utilizing Red Storm’s technology in positional tracking, animation based on voice inflection analysis, and emphatic emotes, Werewolves Within realistically mimics a real-life party game experience. Werewolves Within also allows players to employ a variety of natural gestures that enhance the social experience even further.
ASSUME YOUR ROLE
Roles are randomly assigned at the beginning of each game, ensuring each game is different from the last. Each role gives players special information or abilities, so whether they are The Werewolf, The Watcher, The Gossip, or some other role, they can use the information they have to help or hinder the hunt.
LET THE BOOK GUIDE YOU
Players can refer to the game’s guidebook, presented at the beginning of the game, for help and guidance throughout the game. The gaze-selecting technology makes the book easy to navigate and provides information about roles and rules of the game.
CONNECT WITH FRIENDS
Werewolves Within makes it easy to manage a friends list, and allows players to play with their favorite group. In a match, players can add new friends to the list or invite previous friends to join. They also have the ability to create a private match between friends, and the Quick Match feature creates a game session with available friends and other players from all over the world.
TAKE THE FLOOR AND MONOLOGUE
Got something important to say? Players can stand up to take the floor with Monologue, silencing other players for a brief period of time so they can plead their innocence or make a case for accusing someone without interruption.
ENABLE PRIVATE CHAT
Want to talk and strategize in secret? Players can enable Whisper mode by tilting their head to activate a private channel with the player next to them, just as in real life when there’s a secret to share.
A COMFORTABLE VR EXPERIENCE
The game has been designed to ensure immersion in the most natural way, creating the feeling of comfortably sitting around the table. So sit down, gather with friends, and get ready to sniff out which of your friends are lying, and which are telling the truth!