American McGee’s Red Riding Hood? No, but Woolfe could be just as good

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American McGee shot to prominence past his DOOM and Quake days at id Software with his own dark and twisted take on the classic Alice in Wonderland tale with ‘American McGee’s Alice’ in 2000, and gave the Looking Glass universe another spin with Alice: Madness Returns in 2011.

What would a Little Red Riding Hood game look like if it was helmed by McGee? Probably something very much like Woolfe: The Redhood Diaries from GriN.


Due for release in 2015 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Woolfe: The Redhood Diaries is described by GriN as a “non-sugarcoated fairy tale platformer,” and if you watch the debut trailer and peer through the first screenshots below, you’ll understand why.

Woolfe will be GriN’s interpretation of the well-known Little Red Riding Hood fable, but instead of adventuring through a forest and ending with a wolf being sliced open (amongst other variations), this story will see the fearless rogue carrying out a vendetta across “a rich fantasy setting – including dangerous smoke-spewing factories, charming medieval villages and woodland landscapes twisted by evil forces.”

Woolfe will be playable at this year’s massive gamescom event in Germany in August, where the team at GriN will be running a special high score challenge with prizes to win should you prove yourself to be the best, while GriN is encouraging cosplaying event goers to don their best Red Riding Hood costume, too.

Get your first look at Woolfe below:

Woolfe: The Redhood Diaries – Teaser Trailer

Woolfe: The Redhood Diaries – Screenshots

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PS: Before you shout at me, I’m very much aware of American McGee’s Grimm and the episode involving Little Red Riding Hood. Thanks, though.

PPS: If you never did, be sure to read Lisa’s review of Alice: Madness Returns – one of the greatest reviews I’ve ever seen.

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