Fear the Wolves is a game based on a post-apocalyptic danger zone in the oppressive environments of a radiation-ravaged Chernobyl, it’s also the latest game to take advantage of the growing popularity of the Battle Royale genre. Spearheaded by Focus Home Interactive and Vostok Games (the development team behind the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise), Fear the Wolves has been in development for the better part of a year now but it’s about to make its imprint on the pack in a big way.
This won’t just be like other games in the genre however and the development team have said they will offer a new and original take on the growing Battle Royale trend. Fear the Wolves will drop players, in squads or as lone wolves, into the game’s radiation ravaged battlefield. The classic Battle Royale mode will force players to fight to be the last man standing out of 100 fighters, whilst another more intense and original game mode promises to bring a fierce new twist to the popular genre.
To secure that top spot players will need to worry about more than just the other players in the game. Across Chernobyl’s hostile wastes, everyone is threatened by deadly anomalies as well as the game’s dynamically changing weather. As the game goes on and day give way to dusk, remaining survivors are forced to constantly adapt their strategies to best suit their current needs. Protective gear will allow players to explore dangerous and off-limit radioactive zones inaccessible to less-equipped opponents. These are not only useful to buy yourself some valuable moments away from the main battle but these zones can also be filled with powerful loot making you a more formidable force when you next emerge. But if a post-apocalyptic Chernobyl wasteland wasn’t creepy enough for you then Fear the Wolves steps it up by adding the howls of mutated creatures echoing through the wasteland…
Another truly unique aspect to Fear the Wolves is its irregular and unpredictable spread of deadly radiation. Organically closing in on players with different stages of toxicity means safety is rarely certain. More adept players will need to read the environment to determine when it is no longer wise to remain in an area and it certainly guarantees no two matches are the same.
Fear the Wolves is due out later this year and more information will be coming at E3 so stick around as we will be sure to bring you news on this upcoming title. With its unique setting and dynamic environments it’s definitely one to look out for if you’re a fan of the Battle Royale genre!