I have a thing for Baba Yaga. So much so, in fact, that I have a tattoo of her house on my body. Most people see it when I'm swimming or something, and make a weird face, asking "What's that?". But every now and then someone shouts "BABA YAGA!" and gives me a high five, and then we are friends.
So I got pretty jazzed when I saw this trailer for BLACKTAIL, the new open world game from ex-Boober Team developers THE PARASIGHT (cool name, y'all). In BLACKTAIL, players take on the role of Yaga, a young woman cast out from her village for suspected witchcraft. So what does she do? Goes out into the woods and starts the myth of Baba Yaga, of course. Check it out:
"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 nightmares are based on. Make these decisions as you explore a surreal landscape that blends realism with storybook aesthetics."
That sounds incredible. Plus, she has a bow. BLACKTAIL is planed to release this winter on Steam, Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.