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Check out the primary trailer for A Highland Story

Skipping through a glen in a screenshot from A Highland Story.

The studio behind 80 Days and Heaven’s Vault as we speak introduced A Highland Song, a recreation they’re calling “a narrative adventure with rhythm and survival elements” set throughout the Scottish Highlands. That is an attention-grabbing mixture of issues. See for your self within the first trailer, beneath.

A Highland Story stars Moira McKinnon, a youngster who lives along with her mum deep within the Highlands and has by no means seen the ocean. So when her uncle invitations her to go to his lighthouse for the solstice, she units out adventuring on foot. It’s a dramatic response to the state of bus routes within the Highlands, however I am unable to say it is wholly unjustified.

Inkle first confirmed a wee little bit of the sport in 2020 however did not have a reputation and have been obscure on what it was. I definitely hadn’t twigged that it was a rhythm recreation.

Looks like we’ll be gently platforming by way of glens and over hills, timing faucets to the music to maintain her footing (with songs from Talisk and Fourth Moon). Kinda like a musical Death Stranding? Could’ve referred to as it Death Strathy, Inkle. And alongside the best way she’ll select routes, meet individuals, see sights, and attempt to keep protected, as a result of even in summer time the Highlands can get you alright.

I usually go to the Highlands to hike, swim, or cycle, so I’m fairly interested in Inkle’s picturebook Highlands. Probably a rattling sight hotter. And with out midgies gnawing on me.

A Highland Song is headed to Steam and Nintendo Switch, in some unspecified time in the future.

If you fancy a Scottish story now, I like to recommend Jack-King Spooner’s Beeswing on Itch, a recreation which referred to as Cara dwelling and does use a grandmother’s loss of life as “a money shot”. Though the truth for most individuals residing in Scotland is extra like the sport Rainy Day Racer (out there on Steam): drifting spherical dreary streets in a Transit van.