Black Book is a card-based RPG first unveiled in early 2020, which then re-surfaced and featured during Summer Game Fest. Developed by Morteshka and published by HypeTrain Digital, it now has a firm release date – it lands on Switch on 10th August priced at $24.99 (€24.99, £19.99).
Below is some information from the press release.
Black Book will feature a full English voiceover, extensive story dialogues consisting of more than 150k words, and more than 20 hours of gameplay.
Black Book’s free prologue, which tells the story of Vasilisa becoming a witch, is available on Xbox and Steam, where it has 94% positive reviews. Back in 2020, the game was supported by nearly 5000 backers on Kickstarter, who pledged more than $163K USD. Also, Black Book was nominated for the Best Nintendo Switch Game at Gamescom last year.
Black Book is a haunting tale of a young sorceress Vasilisa seeking the power of Black Book to revive her beloved one. Fight evil forces in card-based battles and explore the world, where humans live alongside mythological creatures. Dive into the cold, yet alluring world of Slavic folktales — and uncover the secrets that hide in the darkness.
This scribe tried out the demo earlier in the Summer and rather enjoyed it; the game has a distinctive style and atmosphere, and we’re intrigued to experience more of the Slavic mythology that’s incorporated into the story.
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