Publisher HypeTrain Digital and developer Morteshka have announced Black Book, a fusion of card-based RPG and adventure games that follows the story of a young sorceress who gave her life to serve dark forces. It will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam in 2020.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
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 seven 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!
Watch the announcement trailer below.