Indie developer HomeBearStudio has revealed that its upcoming point-and-click adventure Nairi: Tower of Shirin has locked down a 29th November release date on Nintendo Switch.
If you're not up to date with this one, Nairi: Tower Of Shirin sees the player following the titular Nairi, a young girl from the rich district of Shirin. A sudden incident forces her to abandon her rich, sheltered life, and she eventually ends up in the seedy lower district of the city ruled by gangs. She soon meets a former gang member called Rex, who joins her throughout their adventure, and together they set off to uncover a dark mystery involving the city's mysterious Tower.
With an intriguing art style and charming animations, this visual novel/point-and-click adventure has had us interested for some time. Just a few months ago, we had the opportunity to go hands-on with the game, and we left this demo session feeling that the broad mixture of puzzles and the strength of its characters and dialogue could well make this a game worth checking out.
Joshua van Kuilenburg, founder of HomeBearStudio, has reflected on the journey of the game's development:
"It's been an exciting and creative time for the team developing a game with not only with a unique setting, and strong and endearing cast, but one inspired by many facets, including Japanese anime but also Disney Pixar. A synergy with so many ideas, strong storyline and tantalising puzzles, plus appealing to a wide audience with compelling gameplay has been our goal. We believe that we have achieved this through our love of the adventure genre. We wanted to offer something a little bit special - NAIRI: Tower of Shirin - is the result.”
As noted above, the game will launch on Switch on 29th November, priced at $9.99 / £8.99 / €9.99.
As always, feel free to share your thoughts on this one with us in the comments below. Do you think you might give this one a go next month?