When it comes to Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries, people should expect the unexpected. For this game, from developers GriN, is no video game imagining of the classic fairytale. In their virtual imagining of the story, Woolfe shows a dark, gothic albeit far more believable twist than a hungry wolf gobbling up your grandmother (or hiding her in a cupboard, depending on how much your parent or guardian wanted to scare the living daylights out of you). Instead, Red Riding Hood’s journey pits her against a mechanical army whom she must attack, avoid and stealth her way around in some truly attractive platforming. I’ve covered the title before and now it seems that Steam think it’s as fantastic as I do as it has now been Greenlit!
Little Red Gets the Big Green
It didn’t take Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries long to get approved on Steam Greenlight either (Greenlight is what indie games go through to present their games on the platform), with just 5 days needed for the community to rally around the title and see how much better the story of Little Red Riding Hood can be when it’s matched with fast-paced action gameplay and a character who feels far more real than the naive girl travelling through the woods in a story used to scare or intrigue our young minds (the verdict’s still out on the actual motto of the story – always have a huntsman on standby maybe?)
When Is the Woolfe Release Date?
The game getting Greenlit on Steam comes after GriN released the above trailer to both show off a whole load of Woolfe gameplay and show the masses why their game is worth supporting. It’s likely got more than a few people wondering when the release date is.
Back in December, the game’s Creative Director, Wim Wouters, told me in an interview that the game would be out in 2014 and judging by that trailer, that still seems to be the case, so we’ll get a chance to play it before the year is out!
Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries will be out on PC in 2014, with a possible PS4 release in the future.