Focus Entertainment has announced that it will publish developer The Parasight’s first-person action-adventure game based on the Slavik folklore Baba Yaga, BLACKTAIL. The game was originally announced in June 2021 and will release for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC.
Focus Entertainment chief content officer Yves Le Yaouanq commented on the announcement in a press release, saying:
“Bringing worlds and stories to life, offering the possibility of shaping them and altering their outcomes: it is this blend of strong narrative direction and player freedom that immediately convinced us to work with The Parasight team. Sad tale or tragic fable, it is the player’s actions, through their moral choices, that will determine the fate of the protagonist. They will shape how she evolves in the world: healer or hunter, loving sister or avenger. The Parasight team accompanies players to the edge of Blacktail, where they will live an adventure that swings between eerie and wondrous, exciting and thrilling: an experience that resonates perfectly with our ambitions at Focus.”
The Parasight CEO and creative director Bartosz Kapron:
“Making creative use of ageless narratives such as legends or fairy-tales and forging them into fantastic realms to tell unique, original stories is our studio’s foundation. We recognize video games as a full-fledged medium, capable of delivering memorable adventures, crowned with timeless messages. From the outset, BLACKTAIL mirrors that ambitious approach. I firmly believe our top-rated development talents, now combined with the international publishing prowess of Focus Entertainment, will broaden The Parasight’s vision for pushing the envelope of interactive storytelling.”
Details on the game can be seen below:
You are Yaga, a 16-year-old girl accused of witchcraft and expelled from an early medieval Slavic settlement. When living memories of her past return as foul spirits walking the earth, Yaga’s best choice is to do what she does best: hunt them down.
Create the myth of Baba Yaga by living out the origins of this classic Slavic folk story in BLACKTAIL, the first-person action-adventure from The Parasight. Experience a one-of-a-kind blend of intense archery combat and dark storytelling. Choose your path to become the guardian of the woods or the terror nightmares are based on.
Explore the Wild
Use your trusty bow and gauntlet to defeat enemies throughout your journey.
Craft arrows and potions, hunt wild game, and harvest herbs to survive in the uncanny woods.
Find hidden treasures and pieces of Slavic legends.
Unravel the Past
Follow a mysterious voice leading Yaga down the dark path to power and discover your own past along the way.
Track down elusive spirits and engage in thrilling boss fights to recollect Yaga’s missing memories.
Relive memories to gather clues and solve the mystery of Yaga’s lost friends.
Dive beyond the surreal. Every memory is an artfully crafted 2.5D narrative episode—each a trippy vision shedding light on Yaga’s heart and soul, as well as her mysterious origin.
Shape Your Future
Define your alliances and beliefs through story-driven side quests. Decide the fate of the land and its inhabitants: be vengeful and manipulative, or honest and compassionate.
BLACKTAIL‘s Morality System will significantly impact your gameplay experience. Watch your skillset change as you make story defining choices that shift your morality.
Collect lost recipes from the ancient Grimoire, brew elixirs in the Cauldron to unlock skill upgrades and grow into a great power.
Choose your final fate and write your own fairy tale. Will you uphold the light, or will you slide into darkness?