Note: The following trailer contains some potentially distressing scenes.
HypeTrain Digital has today revealed Black Book, a brand new RPG set to arrive on Nintendo Switch and other platforms later this year.
An announcement trailer for the title premiered just minutes ago at the time of writing (which you can see for yourself above), giving us just a taste of the dark themes we can expect to explore in the final game. It fuses common gameplay elements found within card-based RPGs and adventure games, following the "haunting tale of a young sorceress who gave her life to serve the dark forces".
Here's everything we know so far thanks to the game's newly posted Steam listing:
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!
No specific release date has been set just yet, but it is currently scheduled to launch in 2020 as noted above.
What do you think? One to keep an eye out for? Unleash your hellish thoughts in the comments.