Blair Witch Volume III: The Elly Kedward Tale, was released in 2000 right after Heavy Metal FAKK2.
The first two Blair Witch games, released in September and October 2000, were created by Terminal Reality and Human Head Studios. The game uses the
Nocturne engine by Terminal Reality and is set around 1785, and its gameplay is similar to Resident Evil.
During a particularly harsh winter in the year 1785, hysteria ran rampant in the town of Blair, Maryland. There have been many recent arrests of town
women being accused of witchcraft. One of these women, Elly Kedward, the so-called "Blair Witch," was found guilty of witchcraft and was
banished to the woods surrounding the small town. After several weeks the witch was presumed dead. It seemed as though the town had returned to normal
until several children mysteriously disappeared. Rumors and speculation began to circulate linking Elly Kedward to the strange disappearances. The
townsfolk conducted an exhaustive search of the woods surrounding Blair but neither the children nor the witch were ever found.
You play the part of Jonathan Prye, a New England witch hunter. Prye has heard rumors of Blair's plight, and word spreads quickly when conveyed by
fear. The rumored stories speak of the evil that has ravaged the town, and they beckon for aid with urgency. Hoping he can be of help, with nothing but
rumors to back his cause, Prye travels to Blair in search of the legendary witch. Little does he know the evil he will face is far greater than any he
has challenged before. His quest will lead him to question everything he believes in...including himself.
Gameplay in BW3 is significantly different from the other two games in the trilogy. While the gameplay in BW1 relies heavily on mystery and puzzle
solving, BW3 is predominantly an action game. With gameplay geared more towards action sequences, Ritual feels it will be able to offer the player a
more intense and visceral gaming experience. Although some traditional weapons will exist, combat in BW3 has been enhanced with the addition of a unique
spell casting system. The spell system is build around the various mythos tied into the Blair Witch universe, and encompasses three circles of belief:
Christianity, Shamanism, and Wiccan. "Blair Witch Volume III: The Elly Kedward Tale" can best be described as a combination of Resident Evil and