- Master tactical combat and the art of 17th century Alchemy.
- Freely explore Grant to discover new recruits, resources, and classes.
- Make each squad your own with highly customizable builds.
Hey Xbox gamers, we are Warcave, a Belgian studio, and we are thrilled Black Legend is officially launching on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S! And even better: It’s available right now!
Black Legend is an atmospheric, turn-based strategy RPG set in the streets of Grant, a 17th century city based on architecture of the Low Countries of Northern Europe (Belgium and The Netherlands). As players explore Grant, they’ll piece together stories from survivors, discover new equipment and classes for their team during the ultimate quest to free Grant and regain freedom.
We’ve been working on Black Legend for quite a while now, I would say close to two years, and we are so happy it will be launching on Xbox. We got a lot of inspiration from other games in the genre, you can’t really change the fundamentals of turn-based strategy (you can’t just leave out the turn-based you know), and put our own twist on it. The core mechanics of turn-based gameplay are still there, you get action and movement points every turn to make your moves, but without the 95% chance to miss.
While staying true to the fundamentals, we differ in our approach to elevate combat. As part of our design direction we wanted to stay away from the classic interpretation of “magic” systems and we started looking for a different approach. As a result our design team looked more into the science of the time and stumbled across this type of “humor medicine” and its relation to alchemy. Alchemy quickly became the key aspect of our narrative and gameplay design as it provided both a good sense of immersion as well as a unique twist to the standard RPG combat.
When used in combination with different kinds of melee and ranged attacks, the player can deal some devastating alchemic combos. These combos lead to debilitation, injury or poisoning on your foes, but be wary, they will do the same to you!
The other aspect we find important is exploring Grant. Our main goal is to make exploration have a meaningful impact on the game, and be part of progression. Throughout Black Legend you can freely explore every corner or dark alley Grant, and its six districts, has to offer. While doing so, you will find a lot of resources which will come in handy, and trust me when I say you can never have enough resources to tackle the challenges in Grant, especially on the hardest difficulty when the permadeath starts kicking in.
We want you to be in control of the way you play the game, and are doing so by adding multiple difficulty settings for everyone to enjoy, in addition to our highly customizable character system. There’s a grand total of fifteen different classes in-game, each with their unique active and passive skill sets. But there’s more, you can build and customize your team using cross class abilities! What does this mean? Essentially, these cross class abilities are abilities from other specializations (duh) which can be used in a different class’ move set when learned.
Start your journey! The gates of Grant are open right now! We can’t wait for everyone to enter the cursed city and start their own journey to regain freedom. Xbox players looking forward to becoming part of the Black Legend community can join our official Discord: https://discord.gg/Warcave . We’re also on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Twitch, and Instagram.
See you in Grant!
Jacobein Van den Bergh, Community & Marketing Manager, Warcave