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.
Shame it's card based.
Otherwise I would be interested.
As it is I'll wait for a price drop.
looks pretty great, definitely will keep an eye on this
my type of game! bring it on
What is a Dark Card game? Or is it supposed to be a Dark, Card game?
Not sure what to think about the graphics - gorgeous environments and enemies look neat (the ones we could see anyway), but the girl and whoever the man beside her in one of the battles was... Yikes. Doesn't look very nice tbh.
Wow, now THIS dropped at the right time- I just got HUGELY into deckbuilding games and I've been playing nothing but SteamWorld Quest, Slay The Spire, and Lightseekers for a week now. This looks stunning and I'm STOKED. My floating dead body with a purple heart is ready.
The cards are all black and cut themselves ?
Very dark im sure you wil agree.
I might get this game, if it's not to pricey. I hope I can cast fireballs because I will cast a huge fireball and destroy everything. Muwahahaha!
"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!"
So basically, this is a parenting simulator?
If the kids are teens by the sound of it.
Uh, some eastern slavic mythology! Like-like!
@GameOtaku It says Dark Card-Based, not Dark Card game, so it would seem that you made a minor reading error there...
On a side note: I do think that the titles having all words starting with capitals might make people read them with a different emphasis sometimes, so maybe that's what happened here as well.
Unless of course you were joking/being sarcastic, in which case this entire comment doesn't exist...
Amazing looks like the village i live in.
Well with all the IRL card games out there it could've been like a card completely dark and you had to use a special reader to see text or maybe stack cards to see the whole picture. My confusion was there was no comma. Punctuation matters. A dark, card-based game.
Make it Physical common. I might get this just for being something different here.
@GameOtaku Ah, I see. Fair point, then.
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