Black Book (video game)

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Black Book
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Publisher(s)HypeTrain Digital
EngineUnity Engine
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
ReleaseTBA 2021
Genre(s)Role-playing, adventure

Black Book is an upcoming adventure role-playing video game, developed by Morteshka and published by HypeTrain Digital. The game is planned to be released in 2021.[1]

Taking place in 19th century Russia, the game is heavily inspired by Russian folklore. To ensure the authenticity in depiction of myths and real-life locations, the developers worked alongside Russian anthropologists.


In the game, players control Vasilisa - a young sorceress, who travels across the landscape of rural Russia, aiding commonfolk along the way. The players achieve that by solving puzzles and engaging in battle using a deck-building card combat system. Throughout the journey, choices made by the player will affect the plot and general progression of the game.


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 7 of its seals.


Development of the game started in 2017. The game is set to be released for Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2021.[2]

It is the second game developed by Russian team Morteshka, their previous project The Mooseman takes inspiration from Finno-Ugric lore and the Chud tribes of Northern Europe.[3]


  1. ^ "Card-based RPG and adventure game fusion Black Book announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC". Gematsu. Retrieved January 16, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Sinister Adventure Awaits In Black Book, A Dark Card-Based RPG Headed To Switch". Nintendo Life. Retrieved January 20, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Black Book is an adventure RPG about witches and demons". Destructoid. 2020-01-17. Retrieved 20 January 2020.

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