The physical release of Werewolf: The Apocalypse Earthblood for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S has been delayed in the UK due to logistical issues that have come about from Brexit. Previously the game was going to be available this week, February 4th in fact, but that has now been pushed back to February 12th. Cyanide Studios has confirmed that this will not affect the digital release which UK players will still be able to get from tomorrow. The full statement reads:
“Due to unforeseen logistical problems, partly down to Brexit changes, the physical release of Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood on Xbox systems has been delayed to February 12th in the UK. We apologise to fans for the unexpected delay. This came as a surprise and we want to assure you we’re doing our utmost to get the Xbox version to the UK as soon as possible. Please note this has no affect on the digital release of the game.”
The game is based on the tabletop RPG Werewolf: The Apocalypse, a part of the World of Darkness universe that also contains Vampire: The Masquerade. The full story follows the Cahal, an eco-terrorist werewolf banished from his tribe, but deciding to fight against the corporations that have caused pollution across the American Northwest. The game will let you shapeshift between wolf, human and werewolf form, to explore, converse, and fight across this region.
This is not the first Brexit related shipping issue that has had an impact within the games’ industry. A couple of weeks ago, Bitmap Books suspended shipping to the EU due to the additional charges that customers were facing. The company is looking at ways to alleviate that issue so shipping can resume.