It's described as a "narrative adventure with rhythm and survival elements" and places you in the shoes of Scottish teen Moira McKinnon, who has never seen the sea and runs away from her home in the highlands to view it for the first time after "receiving a letter from her Uncle Hamish urging her to come to the coast."
Here's some PR:
In the Highlands, every peak has a story to tell and every valley echoes with song. Giants sleep, ghosts sing, crows carry messages, and eagles lift the dead. But the Highlands’ crags are unforgiving and its summits are cold—Moira’s trek will not be easy. Can you help her find a way across this winding wilderness in time?
A Highland Song is a narrative adventure game from inkle, the creators of 80 Days, Heaven's Vault, and last year's surprise hit Overboard! Explore hills crisscrossed by routes—some well-trodden, others hidden away—that are filled with stories, lost things, echoes, and memories.
Climb peaks to orient yourself and plan your next steps. Then hop, slide, and jump through the valleys in time with the music. And be prepared to make the journey more than once, because a single trip isn't nearly enough to discover the Highlands' deepest secrets.
This 2.5D side-scrolling adventure brings the Highlands to life with a blend of hand-drawn animation, impressionistic painted scenery, and dynamic lighting/weather effects.
Music plays a big role in the game, and the soundtrack is provided by composer Laurence Chapman, who has collaborated with "two multi-award-winning giants of the Scottish folk scene" in the form of Talisk and Fourth Moon. Described as the "royalty of the festival circuit, these two bands combine virtuosic instrumental playing with fast, inventive rhythms, to produce new tunes in traditional styles played with beauty, energy and swagger."
A Highland Song doesn't have a release date as yet, but we can confirm that it's also coming to Steam as well as Switch.