Slavic Folktale Action RPG ‘Yaga’ Shows Creepy “Kikimora” in Enemy Introduction Trailer

Publisher Versus Evil in partnership with developer Breadcrumbs Interactive have released a character reveal trailer for Kikimora from Yaga, the Slavic folktale-inspired action RPG. Yaga is set to launch sometime this Fall on PC-via the Epic Games Store, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

If you take a look at the trailer, you might notice a creepy scarecrow lady with a bucket head. Well, that creature just so happens to be Kikimora. She happens to not be the friendliest of scarecrows as she’ll enter into your home through the keyhole and will creep around. Chances are, you’ll be pretty frightened when you see her, especially once her deadly spikes come out to play.

According to a press release, in Slavic legend, Kikimoras are female house spirits. At night she enters through the keyhole of a home, sits on the sleeping inhabitants’ chests, and strangles them to death. To avoid what sounds like a terrible way to die, it was wise to leave a key or piece of paper in your door to prevent her from coming in. On the flip side, however, if your house is orderly and neat, she may actually help out in the home. If your house was a mess, she would further wreck your home, by breaking dishes, or tangling up your needles and thread.

Problem is with Ivan, the main character who’s a one-handed blacksmith with incredibly bad luck in Yaga, he’s not known for keeping a neat and tidy house, so he’s in for a lot of trouble when he crosses a Kikimora’s path.

Speaking of Ivan, Yaga will tell his story who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the tzar. All the while the mysterious witch, Baba Yaga, watches over Ivan’s fate as he Smashes and clobbers a variety of nefarious monsters and legends inspired by Slavic folk tales.

Get spooked by the creature Kikmora in Yaga by checking out the trailer below:


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Brad Crespo

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