Another title from the recent Summer gaming festivities has been confirmed for Switch, with developer Misty Mountain Studio bringing The Rewinder to the system in Q4 this year - that will be shortly after its release on Steam.
A demo of the game is on Steam and it was part of Steam Next Fest, earning some very positive previews in the process. It's a title with a rather nice art style that blends puzzle solving with aspects of Chinese Mythology; an official game description is below.
The Rewinder is an adventure puzzle game based on Chinese mythology. You play as Qi Yun, the last known Rewinder, who can communicate with spirits and explore other people‘s memories to alter the past. Tasked by the guards of the underworld, Qi Yun set out to investigate a mysterious case of disappearances and deaths in a small village.
- Stunning pixel art: mimics the aesthetics of Chinese ink paintings’ style and color schemes, while depicting a fantasy world of spirits and monsters.
- Inspired by the rich world of Chinese mythology: Players will get to meet mythical figures such as the Spirit Wardens, the Ox-head and Horse-face Guardians of the Beyond, and the Tudi Gong (Keeper of the Land).
- Unique gameplay: Besides classic point-and-click elements, The Rewinder also features original puzzle design mechanics: By utilizing "senses" collected from the game’s “memory world”, players can change NPC’s “intentions” and thus change history – altering the present in the process.
- A “superpowered detective” story: travel through different timelines, put together the clues, unravel a mystery and save the village.
We think this looks rather promising, so will keep an eye out for specific release details later in the year. Let us know what you think in the comments.