Since its inception as a tabletop RPG in the 1980s, The Dark Eye series has grown to include video games as well, such as 2020s The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes. Today, Ulisses Spiele and Owned by Gravity announced a new game set in The Dark Eye‘s universe. A visual novel called Forgotten Fables- Wolves on the Westwind is coming in May.
The story of Forgotten Fables- Wolves on the Westwind
Forgotten Fables- Wolves on the Westwind stars two protagonists named Alrik and Nadime. Unfortunately, both characters are forced into a battle to save the world of Aventuria from a powerful evil. According to today’s announcement:
“In Wolves on the Westwind, an old threat is reawakening that seeks to devastate Thorwal, the windswept Northern region of the medieval-inspired Aventuria. As an unwitting hero you are thrown into the midst of this conflict and forced to forge into the frigid unknown, vanquish evil, and restore peace across the countryside.”
Visual novels rely heavily on the player’s choices, and, unsurprisingly, this is true for Wolves on the Westwind as well. Today’s announcement promises a branching narrative and good replay value, with 15+ hours of gameplay.
“Wolves on the Westwind offers players a well of thrilling options to explore again and again. Players can feel like part of the action with the game’s RPG elements, which include stats like health and mana, as well as the ability to cast spells and perform maneuvers. Choose your time to strike carefully, as you may need your strength for a greater foe down the line.”
The Dark Eye series has almost four decades of content behind it. Therefore, Wolves on the Westwind has a lot of material to work with. However, the game also has some pretty big shoes to fill. It will be interesting to see how this visual novel incorporates elements of other The Dark Eye media.
If you are excited about this The Dark Eye visual novel, then you may be happy to know you can add it to your Steam wishlist right now. Forgotten Fables- Wolves on the Westwind is coming in May 2022. It will be available on Steam and iOS.