Press release

Tactical folktale Howl by Mi'pu'mi Games now available for pre-order for Playstation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Epic Games Store 

Düsseldorf, November 28, 2023 – Düsseldorf-based video game developer and publisher astragon Entertainment and Vienna-based developer studio Mi'pu'mi Games announce that Howl is now available for pre-order on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and Epic Games Store. The critically acclaimed tactical folktale was presented in a featurette at Nintendo Indie World on November 14, 2023 and released simultaneously for Nintendo Switch™ and PC via Steam.

On January 23, 2024, Howl will be released for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and Epic Games Store and is available for pre-order now for $14.99/£12.99/14,99 EUR (SRP).

The new Accolades trailer for Howl can be viewed here: 

About Mi’pu’mi & Howl:

Over the past decade Mi'pu'mi has had the privilege of supporting global AAA productions as well as franchises from clients such as Io-Interactive, Remedy Entertainment, Ubisoft, MachineGames & Red Bull. Howl, a turn-based tactics game, is Mi’pu’mi’s latest original game. Players take control of a deaf prophetess and have to survive in a world afflicted by an acoustic plague that turns people into beasts. Every step must be well planned ahead to outmaneuver the adversaries.

Howl's graphics are created using "Living Ink", a fluid, dynamic watercolor art style that illustrates the story as you play. Players make their way through a dark fantasy world, fighting to rid the land of the plague and find their lost brother.

Key Features:

  • Tactics: Players must always stay one step ahead of the enemy's actions in order to succeed in the turn-based puzzles. Players need to arrange their moves up to 6 turns in advance and watch their plan play out. One wrong decision can put the heroine in dangerous situations and there is a lot at stake. 
  • Unique visual style: Through "living ink" the beautiful folktale world becomes alive as you play. 
  • Unlockable skills: New skills can be unlocked and improved to stay on par with the opponents, like shadow step, exploding shot and more. 
  • Challenging: 60 levels in four chapters are waiting to be freed from evil, save villagers from the claws - or howl - of the wolves 

Howl will be released on January 23, 2024 for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S and Epic Games Store and is available for pre-order now. The versions for Nintendo Switch™ and PC via Steam are already available digitally. 

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About astragon Entertainment GmbH

Founded in 1998, astragon Entertainment GmbH, a subsidiary of Team17 Group PLC, is a leading German games developer, publisher and distributor of sophisticated ‘working’ simulation games, focusing on non-violent cooperative gameplay with very detailed, technical, and realistic environments. Since 2023, Independent Arts Software has been a subsidiary of astragon Entertainment. The German developer studio has been producing commercial game software of various genres for over 30 years.

astragon’s internationally well-known IPs include Construction Simulator, Bus Simulator, Police Simulator: Patrol Officers and Firefighting Simulator. The distribution of high-quality licensed and distribution products such as Farming Simulator and SnowRunner complete its attractive product range. astragon games are available world-wide on many different platforms such as consoles, smartphones, tablets, and PC. Visit for more information.

About Mi’pu’mi Games GmbH

Mi’pu’mi Games, established in 2009, is an independent developer, a truly multiplatform & multi-project studio, located in Vienna, the heart of Europe. The studio is built around a team of industry veterans, supported by an ambitious team of young talents, who are experts in their fields covering all aspects of game production. In the last decade, Mi'pu'mi had the privilege to support global AAA productions as well as franchises from clients like Io-Interactive, Remedy Entertainment, Ubisoft, MachineGames & Red Bull. With this international experience, the studio released its own acclaimed original IP The Lion’s Song, an episodic adventure game set in the early 20th-century Austria. To find out more about Mipumi go to