While you may not know them by name yet, you may know many of the members of new studio ‘THE PARASIGHT’ by reputation. The team is comprised largely of ex-members of developer Bloober Team, known for their work on the Layers of Fear series, Observer, Blair Witch, and most recently, The Medium (which was a fantastic game). This morning, they announced the new studio’s first project – BLACKTAIL – a game which will put you in the shoes of the fabled Baba Yaga in an open-world adventure that tells her story.
Baba Yaga is one of those fascinating characters with many different depictions, from misunderstood outcast to evil woman who preys on children. In this latest title, which focuses on the origin of her tale, your interpretation of her character will affect how the story plays out. After Yaga is cast out of her village, she begins a journey to hunt living memories through mythic woods, on the trail of missing children. Along the way, she will be guided by spirits, and can wield a bow alongside mythical powers – the nature of which will be decided by the moral path you decide to take.
As this complex character, you have the potential to ‘go down the path of light to become the guardian of the woods or down a trail of darkness to the terror nightmares are based on’, which… feels about right.
The game has no release information yet, but as someone who is fascinating by the myth of Baba Yaga, I’m definitely going to be keeping my eye on this one – especially given how stunning it looks. You can wishlist the game on Steam now.