The Tale Of Bistun

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: IMGN.PRO
Developer: Black Cube Games
Release Date: July 13, 2022

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'The Tale Of Bistun' Gets Xbox And PC Release Date, Playable PC Demo Available - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 15, 2022 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT

The Tale Of Bistun is a story-driven, action-adventure game inspired by the famous Persian tragic romance, "Khosrow and Shirin."

You play as a stone carver who wakes on Mount Bistun with no memory of anything before that moment. An insidious blight has spread, bringing forth many dangerous foes. You must battle through varied enemies and travel between the real world and an ethereal place of forgotten memories to discover the secret of your past.

On the craggy slopes of Mount Bistun, a stone carver awakens with no memory of who he is nor how he came to be there. He soon discovers that a blight is squeezing the life out of nature, tainting the local wildlife and turning it hostile. Encouraged by a strange, pleading whisper, the man journeys between the real world and the mysterious place of forgotten memories, known as the Revelations Realm, in search of answers. But a colossal ancient evil is watching, waiting, and is not best pleased that its plans are being disrupted . . .

All the while, an omniscient narrator recounts the man’s every step and details his innermost thoughts.

But who is he? And how does he know so much about the befuddled stone carver?

Publisher IMGN.PRO and developer Black Cube Games announced that The Tale Of Bistun releases for PC and Xbox consoles on July 13, 2022.

“As a studio composed of Iranian game developers, we are eager to share a piece of our history and culture with gamers through The Tale Of Bistun,” said Amin Shahidi, Black Cube Games team lead, animator, and game designer. “Many of us grew up with this classic story and the desire to adapt it into a video game comes straight from our hearts. We’re excited to partner with IMGN.PRO to bring The Tale Of Bistun to the world next month!” 

Fans can additionally download a PC demo here.

Key Features:

  • An ancient Persian myth: The Tale of Bistun is a compelling tale of sacrifice and self-discovery inspired by the 12th Century poem “Khosrow and Shirin.” The story takes place in an exotic world of Persian myth, where magic and divine influences shape all that you encounter.
  • Explore beautiful but blighted lands: As the stone carver, you must traverse the scenic slopes of Mount Bistun to unravel the mystery of your identity and how you came to be on the mountain. Although beautiful, Mount Bistun has been afflicted by a terrible blight, and dangerous creatures wait for unsuspecting adventurers . . .
  • Engrave the past: As you explore the mountain, sculpt statues to remind you of your hazy past. Then, you can return to a hub area to carve out beautiful engravings detailing your past experiences and encounters.
  • Omniscient narrator: The Tale of Bistun is told through an omniscient narrator, who recounts the stone carver’s steps and innermost thoughts. But just how reliable is this narrator? And does he, perhaps, have an agenda of his own?
  • Fast-paced combat: Engage in fast-paced, tactical melee combat against a variety of wicked foes based on Persian mythology. If you’re in danger of being overwhelmed, unleash a devastating special ability to clear your path.

The Tale Of Bistun is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on July 13, 2022, with other platforms being considered.

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