Beautiful landscapes, swelling music, and large environmental puzzles permeate the latest trailer for the anticipated release of RiME, a project coming from Tequila Works. The game puts the player in the role of a young boy exploring a strange island after a tragic shipwreck. Guided by an almost spiritual fox, a central tower beckons the boy, but he will have to overcome the challenge of traversing the area, as well as keep an eye out for dangerous foes. Alongside the new trailer, Tequila Works has announced the game is coming to basically all home consoles. RiME is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in May 2017.
Players will have to use their wits by making use of light, sound, perspective, and even time to figure out the mysteries of the island. RiME‘s visuals are inspired by the Mediterranean, using vibrant colors, sweeping camera angles, and musical overtones. All of this sets the stage for a single player adventure that also seems to tell a symbolic story about self-discovery. It’s exciting to see Tequila Works team up with Six Foot and Grey Box to bring this interesting experience to a much wider audience as it appears this could be a hit in the making.
“We want to express our most sincere gratitude to all those who never lost hope, faith and patience towards us. They gave us the will and strength to create such a personal experience, and we cannot wait to show you more of RiME in the coming months” – Raúl Rubio Munárriz, CEO and creative director of Tequila Works
Personally, RiME looks to be what I imagined the Last Guardian would have been if it had taken on a different direction and ditched the crutch of Trico. Fans of Shadow of the Colossus and classic Tomb Raider should probably look into checking out RiME. The trailer is so thought provoking that I can’t wait to see what the final game looks like. This might be one of the early games I look forward to on the Switch.