Are you a fan of atmospheric puzzle-solving games with expansive worlds? You know, like Journey and RiME? If so, then it looks like you’re going to love Spirit of the North from developer Infuse Studio and publisher Merge Games. And since it’s coming to Nintendo Switch later this year, I get to tell you all about it right now!
According to Merge’s page for Spirit of the North, here’s what the game is about:
Breathe in your surroundings to solve various puzzles and speculate the meaning of a lost ancient civilization. With the help of your new companion, shed light on the ruins of the past and overcome obstacles.
Play as an ordinary red fox whose story becomes entwined with the guardian of the Northern Lights, a female spirit fox. As you journey over the mountains and under red-stained skies, you’ll discover more about your companion and a land left in ruin. Traverse tundra, glaciers, and mountainsides as you follow a foreboding scarlet trail that paints the sky.
The trailer shows off the gorgeous visuals and beautiful music that players get to experience in Spirit of the North. I’m also intrigued by the elements of Norse folklore and Icelandic scenery that are woven into this game. Hopefully this will show Nintendo that there’s an interest in fox-based games. (Give us more Star Fox, please.)
Spirit of the North will be available for the Nintendo Switch this spring. It’s also coming to the PC and is already available on PlayStation 4.