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Independent games publisher Versus Evil in partnership with Breadcrumbs Interactive today announced that its darkly funny action role-playing game Yaga is launching a new DLC today, ‘Roots of Evil’ priced $9.99 / £7.49 / €8.49. The DLC, just in time for Halloween, introduces a new biome, the Corrupted Forest filled with new corrupted creatures and boss characters. This new story chapter is filled with additional side quests that tell the story of Oakvale – a village under siege by corrupted beasts. The fleeing refugees suspect Leshy, the forest spirit, and wish to have him destroyed. The Woodsman thinks otherwise and comes to our one-armed hero, Ivan the Blacksmith, pleading for a more peaceful way.

Roots of Evil introduces vibrant new characters and folklore legends that Ivan must face including Kuma Lisa the trickster fox, the Trinket Kid, and Gigi the Loan Shark. Ivan will also make use of new crafting opportunities, weapons, and new magic items to help him on his new quest. Players will also get access to a new tool, the Pickaxe, used both for combat and exploration as well as two new metals for crafting, a new set of enhancements, and other items.

“Our latest update ‘Roots of Evil’ adds a new challenging chapter to Ivan’s story. It adds the darkly twisted Corrupted Forest for players to explore through quests filled with adventure and choices, as well as a quirky cast of new characters to discover, embrace or keep at arm’s length. The folklore and mythical tales which inspired Yaga have given us a rich palette of characters and ideas to create new and exciting side quests to weave into the larger Yaga narrative”. Said Catalin Zima Zegreanu, Game Director at Breadcrumbs Interactive.

In addition to today’s new Roots of Evil DLC, new monsters have also been added to the base game as well, namely Spider Mother and Spiderlings.  For those players that suffer from Arachnophobia, there is an option to replace them with a mythical goat mother and goat kids. This is topped off by various balancing and improvements to the combat and exploration of the base game of Yaga as well.

Will Ivan the one-handed blacksmith bow to the anger of the people, listen to the Woodsman’s plea or decide Leshy’s fate all on his own?

The ‘Roots of Evil’  DLC is available for the PC version of Yaga on Steam and GOG from today. An Armful Edition bundle is also available from today which includes Yaga, the game’s soundtrack and Roots of Evil DLC priced $32.25 / £24.35 / €26.99.

About Yaga

Yaga’s darkly funny narrative and action role-playing premise tell the story of Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith with incredibly bad luck, who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the tzar. Mysterious witch, Baba Yaga, keeps a keen eye over Ivan’s fate as he mashes a variety of wretched monsters and legends inspired by the disparate myths and pagan beliefs of unsettling Slavic folk tales.

About Breadcrumbs Interactive:

Breadcrumbs Interactive is a games studio focused on creating worlds that you can get lost in. We aim to make engaging single-player experiences centered around exploration and storytelling. We are a team of game developers from Romania who worked together for several years and decided we want to create richer gaming experiences driven by discovery and curiosity. Our process involves throwing ideas around, banging heads on walls, chewing pencil heads, and wearing down books until we put together an imaginary world. We then create a trail of breadcrumbs to lead players in and let them discover it.

About Versus Evil

Founded in 2013, Versus Evil, LLC is the US-based video game publisher behind critically acclaimed video games Fist Class Trouble, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, and The Banner Saga trilogy. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC, and console platforms, Versus Evil works with independent development studios from around the world. The corporate philosophy is to champion for the independent game developer.

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