Black Cube Games have announced today that their story-rich action adventure game The Tale of Bistun will be releasing in July! Inspired by the 12th century tragic romance poem “Khosrow and Shirin”, The Tale of Bistun is a personal and deep look into Persian literature and folklore, featuring exciting gameplay and beautiful lands to explore.
In the game you get to explore a set of beautifully realised biomes in a fully fleshed out and vibrant world right out of Persian Mythology. You need to make use of an arsenal of powerful attacks in fast-paced melee encounters in order to ascend the slopes of Mount Bistun. Use devastating special abilities to take down enemies and show the world who you can be.
An official plot description reads; ‘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 it is not 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?’
“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!”
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The Tale of Bistun releases for Windows PC via Steam and the Epic Game Store, and on Xbox One and Series S | X on July 13, 2022. Additionally, you can play a demo for the game on Steam right now.