HypeTrain Digital have released a new gameplay trailer for dark fantasy RPG Black Book, during the Guerrilla Collective Showcase.
As previously reported, the Morteshka developed game is set in 19th century Russia, and is heavily inspired by Slavic folklore and mythology. It follows Vasilisa, a fledgling witch, as she tries to break all seven seals on the Black Book so she can resurrect her lover.
Black Book features card-based combat as Vasilisa travels across the countryside performing exorcisms for the villagers. Players will collect new cards, represented as pages in the Black Book, as they investigate demonic activity and battle malicious creatures. The game’s Kickstarter campaign initially had a funding goal of $35,000 USD, and reached over $163,000 USD.
As stated in the press release (via email) Black Book will also take part in the Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo event. This means all Xbox console owners will be able to play the Black Book Prologue demo that is also available on Steam.
You can find the gameplay trailer and screenshots below.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam)
A fusion of card-based RPGs and Adventure games, “Black Book” is a haunting tale of a young sorceress, who gave her life to serve the dark forces. Dive into the cold, yet alluring world of Slavic folktales – and uncover the secrets that hide in the darkness.
A young girl named Vasilisa, destined to become a witch, decides to throw her fate away and marry her beloved – but that dream is shattered when her betrothed dies under mysterious circumstances.
Aching for her lost love, Vasilisa seeks out the Black Book – a demonic artifact, said to be powerful enough to grant any wish to the one who uncovers all 7 of its seals. Join Vasilisa in her adventures across the rural countryside, as she solves the woes of common folk by confronting demons and performing exorcisms.
Uncover the seals of Black Book
Unleash hellish spells on your enemies! Collect spell cards and new skills as you progress.
A Historic Adventure
Solve riddles and complete side-quests as you learn more about life in the Slavic countryside.
Lead a Demonic Flock
Send demons to do your bidding, but be careful – idle demons will torture you if you don’t find them something to do!
Myths and legends
Explore a world based on Northern Slavic mythology. Learn from an in-game encyclopedia, created with the help of expert anthropologists – and find all folk tales hidden within the game!