Howl Packshot


A turn-based tactical folktale in living ink
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Howl is a turn-based tactical folktale set in medieval times. A sinister "howling plague" has ravaged the land, turning all who hear it into feral beasts. You play a deaf heroine plunging into danger in search of a cure.

Plan up to six steps in advance to outmaneuvre your opponents: wolfish creatures filled with hunger and rage. Various types of fiends are lurking in the shadows, each of them possessing different abilities and their own levels of vitality. So, you need to consider carefully the strategy that will bring them to their knees.

Not only do you have your wits to rely on while plotting your attack, you also have an array of abilities at your disposal. As you slay more wolves, you acquire skills like Vault, Smoke Bomb, and Piercing Shot. Venture forth on your journey to upgrade your skills and unlock more Action Slots and Undo Round Points. As you plan your moves, you will also shape your own prophecy, composing a dynamic work of scripture as you fight.

Howl's visuals are created through "living ink", a flowing art style that paints the story as you play. Carve your way through a dark, fairy-tale world made up of obscure yet magical places where you fight and write to rid the lands of the plague.


  • Foretell the actions of your enemies in tactical, turn-based combat.

  • Outsmart the different wolf species, from fast predators to enormous pack leaders.

  • Beautifully illustrated in a unique, living ink art style.

  • Unlock and upgrade new skills like Shadow Step, Exploding Shot, and more.

  • Save villagers from the claws – and howls – of the wolves.

  • Play through 60 levels over 4 chapters.

  • Plot your route on the world map to uncover new skills and secret paths.

Game specifications

Release date15/11/2023
GenreStrategy, Puzzle
No. of players1 player
Game file size855MB
Supported languagesJapanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese, Chinese (Traditional), English

Supported play modes

TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode

Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.

This game supports the following features:


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© 2023 astragon Entertainment GmbH. © 2023 Mi'pu'mi Games. Published and distributed by astragon Entertainment GmbH. Developed by Mi'pu'mi Games. Howl, astragon, astragon Entertainment and its logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of astragon Entertainment GmbH. All rights reserved.