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Blacktail

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Developer: Parasight

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'Blacktail' Publishing Rights Picked Up By Focus Entertainment - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2022 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT

In Blacktail, guide Yaga along the path to become a fearsome guardian of the forest or the dark legend that haunts children's nightmares.

Become the witch of the woods in Blacktail.

Slavic myth comes to life in this first-person, open-world, action-adventure title. Discover Yaga's story and guide her along the path to become a fearsome guardian of the forest or the dark legend that haunts children's nightmares.

In Blacktail, play as Yaga, a young woman cast out of her medieval village for witchcraft. Guided by a dark voice, you'll take up a bow and mystical powers to create the myth of Baba Yaga by living out the origins of this classic folk story.

As Yaga, players hunt living memories through mythic woods while following the trail of missing children. Foul spirits hold the secrets of Yaga's past and keys to her future. On this journey, Yaga will have to make difficult choices leading her down the path of light to become the guardian of the woods or down a trail of darkness to the terror of nightmares. Make these decisions as you explore a surreal landscape that blends realism with storybook aesthetics.

In addition to Yaga's bow and gauntlet, players will have a selection of abilities that shift based on your morality throughout the journey.


Focus Entertainment announces that it will be the publisher of Blacktail, developed by the talented Polish studio The Parasight.

“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,” explains Yves Le Yaouanq, Chief Content Officer of Focus Entertainment. “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.”

“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,” says Bartosz Kaproń, The Parasight CEO & Creative Director. “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.”

Key Features:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

 Blacktail is planned to release on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam) in 2022.


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