Black Witchcraft for PS4, XONE and PC is a game by Quattro Gear, a Korean studio consisting of two developers known from titles such as S.U.N. Blade, Soul, or Qurare: The Magic Library. The game is a two-dimensional action-adventure game enabling us to assume the role of a Ligeia, a witch searching for her missing sister. In her quest to discover the whereabouts of her sister, Ligeia will have to defeat the demon hordes inhabiting the city of Usher. The game was inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
The gameplay is similar to the one encountered in Shank. As a result, the title is classified mainly as an arcade game that involves platforming, as well as combat. The heroine can use different magical powers, as well as two ghosts – William Wilson, and Pluto. Those two are not just simple specters, but deadly companions, able to change into various weapons.
Black Witchcraft is especially characteristic for its visuals. The game takes place in gothic environments, while the characters themselves are divided into numerous smaller animated parts, creating believable and eye-catching movement animations. Moreover, the game works in 60 frames per second.