Dark Fantasy RPG Black Book Launches August 10

Black Book

HypeTrain Digital and developer Morteshka have announced the released date of dark fantasy RPG Black Book.

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.

The game will be available for $24.99 USD (€24.99 EUR, £19.99 GBP) and promises over 20 hours of gameplay and over 150,000 words. A Supporter pack DLC will also be available for $10 USD, including the game’s soundtrack and digital artbook.

You can find the release date trailer (via IGN) below.

Black Book launches August 10th for Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find a hands-on preview of the prologue here.

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!

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