Devolver Digital announced this morning that they’re publishing a new game later this year. Developed by the rookie team Nomada Studio, Gris looks to be a fascinating, artistic take on a Metroidvania-esque platformer. And you can see it for yourself in the first Gris trailer below.
The main character, Gris, is described as “a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life.” The game’s announcement states, and as you can see in today’s Gris trailer, that “her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality.”
Throughout the Gris trailer, you see the titular character utilize her dress to transform in a variety of ways. Sometimes in various shapes to better navigate the given landscape, while others in elemental ways to aid her journey.
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Here’s how Devolver Digital and Nomada Studios explain their upcoming platformer:
“Free of danger, frustration or death, players will explore a meticulously designed world brought to life with delicate art, detailed animation, and an elegant original score. Through the game light puzzles, platforming sequences, and optional skill-based challenges will reveal themselves as more of Gris’ world becomes accessible.”
Devolver Digital tends to take a fair amount of chances on the indie titles they help to publish. And obviously from what we’ve seen in the Gris trailer, this game appears to be no exception. The title is Nomada Studio’s debut game. The team states that they’re constituted of “experienced developers and artists outside of video games with disciplines in illustration, painting, and graphic design.” Which is refreshingly evident from what we see in today’s footage.
To match its aesthetic, Gris will also have a unique price point when it lands on PC and Switch. Nomada Studio and Devolver Digital will list the game for just $16.99 when it debuts for both systems on December 13th.