What is Blacktail? Release date, platforms, story, archery, and more!

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Experience the origin of the mythical and fearsome Baba Yaga, one of the most famous witches in Slavic myth. Blacktail explores the lives of the young Yaga, a teenage girl accused of witchcraft and exiled from her home. Equipped with only your wits, a bow, and magic, you must navigate a dark and haunting fairy tale.

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Everything we know about Blacktail

Blacktail places you in the story of a young Baba Yaga and ultimately lets you decide the fate of the forest. Will you become a terror or a guardian for the strange beings that reside within? Check out everything we know about Blacktail below.

What is the release date for Blacktail?

Blacktail will release on December 15, 2022. You can follow the official The Parasight Twitter to learn more and stay up to date on the upcoming title.

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What platforms will Blacktail be on?

Blacktail is a multiplatform release coming to PC and consoles. It will release on the following platforms.

  • PC
  • PlayStation 5
  • Xbox Series X|S

What is the story for Blacktail?

Blacktail explores the story and origin of Baba Yaga. Play as a young Yaga, who, even as a child, was considered an outsider and only loved by her sister. This culminates in her being expelled from the village, forced to live in the woods, and seeking out her missing sister. There, she will meet a colorful cast of strange creatures inspired by Slavic myth and confront her memories, which now become dark shadows. Each decision you make impacts Blacktail's narrative, giving you control of how Yaga's story will end.

How do archery and witchcraft work in Blacktail

Archery is your main tool in Blacktail, allowing you to take down fearsome foes or use the environment to your advantage with well-placed shots. You can collect materials throughout the forest to craft unique arrows or turn to your witchy side and concoct various potions. Powerful hexes and spells allow you to alter the effects of your arrows, and combining all your skills will be needed to survive.

Blacktail Trailer

Blacktail received a new gameplay trailer on the official Focus Entertainment YouTube channel. Check it out yourself to catch a glimpse of the surreal fairy tale world and see young Yaga in action.

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Justin has been diving into fantasy worlds since he can remember. He is a certified nerd who has a deep love of reading, writing, and hiking. He has been writing since his college days, but specifically in gaming for two years. His favorite games are The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Hollow Knight, Celeste, and Banjo Kazooie.

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