Coming later this week to eShop is this relaxing, Japanese-inspired puzzler from developers at the University of Arts in Zurich. Funded by the Swiss Art council, OmoTomO takes place in a zen garden setting and charges you with guiding two growing tree-like creatures (the eponymous and palindromic OmoTomO) over stones to water.
Further details are pretty thin on the ground despite the game having been released on mobile and PC in August last year, so check out the trailer above. According to the game's itch.io page, it's made in Unity and features local co-op multiplayer. The Switch version has been 'refreshed and redesigned' for the console, according to the trailer, which is always nice to hear.
Here are some of the key features according to the game page on Nintendo's website:
- Carefully crafted graphics, inspired by the traditional Japanese culture - refreshed and redesigned for the Nintendo Switch Edition!
- Unique atmosphere.
- Relaxing, yet intriguing and demanding gameplay.
- 50 cleverly designed levels set in 4 Seasons.
- Co-op game mode.
Not much to go on, but it looks calming, with a similar aesthetic to Art of Balance. OmoTomO will be available from 23rd January for the sum of $9.99 / £8.99 / 9,99€, so you might want to keep your eyes peeled on the eShop this Thursday if you're after a zen puzzler of the Swiss-Japanese variety.
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