Witching Hunting RPG Mercyful Flames Announced

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

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You know, so often in video games witch hunters are depicted as the bad guys. Just once I would like a game where I can show those dang witches what’s what. Well, such a game might just be on the way with Asmodev’s upcoming release, Mercyful Flames.



Taking great inspiration from horror themed board games, Mercyful Flames takes place during the dark ages, when hunting witches was a much more popular profession than it is today. You play an inquisitor who must investigate occult going ons and bring the sinful to justice! You’ll have many tools at your disposal such as investigating, bribing, fighting, torture, and the aid of the almighty. So go on and bring those darn witches to justice any way you can.

No release date has been announced as of yet, but according to their Steam page you can expect Mercyful Flames “soon” on PC as well as Nintendo Switch. Check out the press release below for more information:

Immerse yourself in this slow-paced yet thrilling study of human meanness. Mercyful Flames reveals the first trailer and comes to PC and Nintendo Switch™.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 26th, Warsaw, Poland.
The Dark Ages. A time in the history of the world we know little about due to a limited number of written sources that survived until our times. The picture that emerges from available sources, however, is far from idyllic. The collapse of the Roman empire started the overall, global, cultural downfall and the emergence of barbarian kingdoms. Some partial reports tell of disturbing cults, beliefs, and practices that would make your hair stand on end.

Add the game to your wishlist on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1066740/Mercyful_Flames/) to get ready for the witch hunt.


Welcome to the gloomy times where you’ll get the chance to become an occultist that, due to a quirk of malignant fate, becomes an inquisitor. The wrong person in an incredibly responsible position. Join the ranks of a bloodthirsty church and see how far you’re willing to go to save your beloved one.

Mercyful Flames is a detective adventure RPG inspired by horror board games that’s a slow-paced yet thrilling study of human meanness. Complete dozens of missions, each set in different but equally horrifying scenery. Investigate, bribe, fight, or even torture. Do whatever it takes to achieve your goal, and remember that you’ll be doing it all in the name of love. Or at least keep telling yourself that to remain sane.


  • Be quick or be dead. Track down your opponents before they manage to implement their plans.
  • Roam the world of the Dark Ages. Explore the wild and deserted nooks of the kingdom.
  • Use God’s Grace. Develop your skills through your power from above.
  • Achieve your goal at all costs. Accuse the villagers of witchcraft and pacts with the devil if necessary.
  • Become the ultimate interrogator. Break your enemies’ will and force them to reveal their darkest secrets.
  • Make good use of heavenly support. Ask the Lord to send favors and to help you in your investigation.
  • Get creative. And develop terrifying torture machines.
  • Do what inquisitors do. Burn the enemies of the church.
  • Stick with the mighty. Earn the grace of the king and the pope to become the Grand Witch Hunter.

Mercyful Flames is being developed by Asmodev and will be published on PC and Nintendo Switch by Gaming Factory.

About Aaron Evangelisti

Aaron is a lifelong video games enthusiast who's been playing since the days of the NES. He enjoys just about all types of games from RPGs, to platformers, to strategy. He also fancies himself a bit of a writer so writing about video games makes sense, right?