Posts Tagged ‘Woolfe: The Red Riding Hood Diaries’

Happily Ever After: Rebellion Buy Woolfe

Whoo yeah, October 22nd! This means… Wombat Day? Yeah, it’s Wombat Day! And, you, ah, you know what’s like a wombat? It’s a wolf. Right? Kinda. I mean. They’re both mammals. Greyish. Got legs. Basically the same. This works. Happy Wombat Day!

Sniper Elite developers Rebellion have made a furry friend of their own, announcing that they’ve bought up Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries [official site]. Its developers Grin (different to the Bionic Commando Grin) folded in August after the genericly ‘twisted’ platformer reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood sold poorly, but apparently Rebellion see something in it. They’ll fulfil overdue Kickstarter rewards too.

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What Big Downloads You Have: Red Hood Diaries Demo

The controversial McGee Act of 2000 has not yet been repealed, despite the revolt led by Tale of Tales’ The Path, so it remains the case that every videogame based on a fairy tale must be a broody platformer starring a young lady with a weapon. While we await Snow White: Dwarves Of Darkness and Rapunzel: Hairway To Hell, we can Halloween it up with today’s demo of Woolfe – The Red Hood Diaries.

It’s Red Riding Hood with an axe and an acute case of Burtonitis, innit.
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Grim – Woolfe: The Red Riding Hood Diaries


Back in the day, people built children like we now build war criminals. Tiny tykes weren’t coddled or babied with cheery tales about the world and all its wonders. From the day they sloughed out of the dark prison that was their mother’s womb, kids were weened on a steady diet of gruesome fairy tales and sawblades. But it’s time for a new generation – our generation – to rise up and claim the mantle of Most Powerful Child. That’s why everyone’s making fairy tales more fucked up than ever before. American McGee has made a career out of it, and now a small Belgian studio called GRIN (no, not that one) is taking up its own axe with Woolfe: The Red Riding Hood Diaries. It looks rather stunning, no? I am, however, worried that it could end up a bog standard platformer with a macabre coat of red paint.

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