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Card-Based Adventure RPG Black Book Announced, Launches 2020 for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One

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HypeTrain Digital have announced Morteshka’s Black Book, a card-based adventure RPG.

You play as Vasilisa in 19th century Russia, attempting to use the titular Black Book to revive her lover, despite its dark magics. You collect spell cards, avoid your own demons from turning against you, and solve riddles.

You can find the full run-down (via Steam) below:


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 Russian 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 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 Russian 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 to learn more about the cold world of early XIXth Century Russia.

  • 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 Russian mythology. Learn from an in-game encyclopedia, created with the help of expert anthropologists – and find all folk tales hidden within the game!


Black Book launches 2020 for Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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