During PlayStation's (rather disappointing) Showcase last night, publisher Devolver Digital and developer Nomada Studio announced Neva, a new action platformer that shares many similarities with the developer's previous effort, GRIS.
The game is described as a "moving tale of a young woman and her lifelong bond with a magnificent wolf as they embark on a thrilling adventure through a dying world", and frankly, it looks absolutely stunning. That word is banded around quite a lot these days, and we're guilty of using it rather frequently too, but we really mean it here.
Neva will feature "platforming, puzzles, and combat against monstrous enemies, with a minimal UI, delicate art, high-quality traditional animation, and haunting music". Sounds right up our alley. Let's take a look at some screenshots:
There's no firm release date set for Neva at this moment in time beyond a rather vague 2024 window, but we've got our eyes well and truly peeled for more information in the months to come.
Are you looking forward to Neva? Did you play GRIS? Let us know your thoughts with a comment down below.
Ooh, yay! Gris was a real marvel, so looking forward to this!
Gris was nice. I’m interested.
It’s a much better match for Switch than for PS5. Weird that DD chose the PS Showcase.
That trailer goes so hard for the tears that it fails.
Gris was great, let's see...
I'm automatically interested because Gris was a really fantastic game. This one looks to have really stepped up their animations.
Surprised I'm the first one to say that the trailer quite reminded me of Princess Mononoke.
Anyway, looks great, looking forward to hearing more about it!
@JohnnyMind I thought The Last Guardian first; then immediate went to Mononoke. Like a mashup maybe.
this makes me want a new game HEAVILY influenced by Shadow of the Colossus - my all time favorite game. Breath of the Wild has a lot of Shadow in it.
Gris is one of the very few games I've rated 9/10 on Switch; it's short and simple but just so lovely and well-crafted. I'll definitely look into the new game when it comes out.
Gris is one of my favorite games, so I'll most definitely be giving this a go. This looks so beautiful! Some serious Princess Mononoke vibes happening here.
From the creators of Gris...
OK I'm sold!
OH BABY!! GRIS is an awakening when it comes to games. This looks so awesome!! DAY ONE FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved the visual and auditory experience that is GRIS, so consider this on the radar! Though part of me is glad it's still a ways off....
Wow! This game looks gorgeous!
@Cashews @JohnnyMind Princess Mononoke is exactly what I thought of.
Ok yeah this one is stunning! But then I’d expect nothing less from the team behind Gris!
Very hyped for this!
Princess Mononoke vibes and Gris was solid, so I'm in.
I have to take another run at getting through Gris, it was gorgeous!
Gris was a lovely experience that didn't overstay its welcome. The good faith from that alone and what I see here is enough to convince me to give it a try.
Loved Gris and this looks like a cross between it and Princess Monoke, so definitely getting it. Also as its Devolver Digital there will probably be a physical later on too. So yes and yes
Love Gris, even got my wife the art book; will def check out!
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