The Rabbit’s Apprentice pulls name change, release date out of a hat

What's in a name? Apparently quite a bit if you're looking forward to Daedalic's The Rabbit's Apprentice, as the upcoming fantasy adventure slated for May has been renamed The Night of the Rabbit.

The Night of the Rabbit tells the story of 12-year-old Jeremiah Hazelnut, who wants nothing more than to become a magician, and the talking, anthropomorphic rabbit who takes him under his wing as a student. Just as Jerry's summer vacation is about to end, the "elegantly dressed rabbit who goes by the name the Marquis de Hoto appears, carrying Jerry with him into an enchanted realm..." On the journey through his new mentor's home of Mousewood, Jerry discovers that he was chosen to play a crucial role in confronting an evil force threatening to tear apart the fabric of reality, but only if he can first overcome his greatest fear.

The Night of the Rabbit has been in development for more than a year, and the best news of all is that the game isn't far off now. Along with the title change, Daedalic has announced May 29th as the international release date for PC and Mac, including "full German and English versions, as well as Russian, Polish, Czech, French and Spanish text localizations."

To learn more about The Night of the Rabbit, be sure to check out our interview with Matthias Kempke, the game's creator.


Game Info

Night of the Rabbit,The

Platform: Mac, PC

Genre: Fantasy

Developer: Daedalic Entertainment

A new fantasy adventure from the creators of A Whispered World and The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav.

Territory Date Publisher
Download May 28 2013 Daedalic Entertainment
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indigoo indigoo
Feb 20, 2013

Will buy, looks fantastic.

Primate Ryan Primate Ryan
Feb 20, 2013

I can’t, in all honesty, buy a game that’s called “The Night of the Rabbit”. I would be so ashamed of myself.

Nah, but I can’t say that I find the new name (more) appealing. As some people mentioned on the forum, it evokes images of zombie rabbits and old horror movies.

And it’s about time that they release some footage, because I really, really, really want to see how those beautiful screenshots animate. 

Feb 21, 2013

Zombie Rabbits? That sounds excellent.

This game can only disappoint having heard that description of the title.

diego diego
Feb 22, 2013

They should fire the guy who came up with the idea to change the title. Still, I’m looking forward to the game.

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