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Black Book

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: HypeTrain Digital
Developer: Morteshka
Release Date: Aug. 10, 2021

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'Black Book' Gets Release Date, Also Comes to Nintendo Switch, PS4 And Xbox One - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 23, 2021 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT

Blending the best parts of card-based, deck-building RPGs with adventure games, Black Book takes gamers on a journey through Slavic folktales, told by a team who grew up hearing them.

Battle evil forces, aid commonfolk and travel across the rural countryside, where humans live alongside mythological creatures.

Black Book isn’t your average roleplaying game. Immerse yourself in a world of Slavic mythology, following the tale of Vasilisa as she seeks out the demonic Black Book; a relic said to have the power to grant any wish to the one person that can uncover each of the Book’s seven seals.

Blending the best parts of card-based, deck-building RPGs with adventure games, Black Book takes gamers on a journey through Slavic folktales, told by a team who grew up hearing them.  It’s a world where myth meets reality and otherworldly creatures live alongside humans but only a select few are gifted enough to see it. Demons, elementals, giant wolves, talking pets, and more bring this shadowy and mysterious world to life. Recruit evil forces to do your bidding, but be careful, because not every monster is what it seems.

Just as Black Book embraces the strong narrative of the adventure genre, fans of turn-based RPGs will feel right at home with its strategic turn-based combat. As you chase the seals of the Black Book, you’ll collect cards that combine to create unique and devastating spells. The cards you choose will directly impact how each battle unfolds, but it doesn’t end there. Companion characters and demon recruits add another layer of strategy to Vasilisa’s journey.

Inspired by games like The Witcher, Slay the Spire, and SteamWorld Quest, Black Book will draw you in with its beautiful, hand-drawn art style and hook you with its evocative, interactive narrative. The world of Slavic mythology is at once familiar and ominous, filled with danger and intrigue, and grounded in Vasilisa’s pursuit of powers that may better be left alone in the pursuit of lost love.

Developer Morteshka and publisher HypeTrain Digital are excited to announce that Black Book will release on the 222nd day of the year 2021 (August 10th) on PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG), PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch for $24.99 (€24.99, £19.99).

Players will be able to purchase it with a 15% discount during the first week after the release.

Black Book’s free prologue, which tells the story of Vasilisa becoming a witch, is available on Xbox and Steam.

Key Features:

  • Experience a haunting tale of myth and mystery, set in the backdrop of towns and villages of the late 19th Century;
  • 7 Chapters to get through — each with their own main unfolding narrative and multiple side-stories;
  • Battle the evil spirits with the card-collecting, deck-building battle system;
  • Meet all kinds of companions on your way through Cherdyn — from a war-battered soldier to a talking cat with a dry sense of humor;
  • Recruit demonic forces to your cause and use their power to grow stronger;
  • Dive into the world of Slavic legend and folklore, and test your newfound knowledge of its mythology.

Black Book is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, GOG) on August 10, 2021 for $24.99/€24.99/£19.99.

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