It's been a long time since we've heard from the highly-anticipated Rime, but the developers have kicked off 2017 with a brand new trailer that reintroduces the world to the game, as well as some new launch platforms.
Billed as being something of an homage to games like The Legend of Zelda, and even the more recently released The Last Guardian, the folks over at IGN have offered up a first look at the "Re-reveal gameplay trailer" for the upcoming Rime. As an added bonus, we learn that the game will no longer be a PlayStation 4 exclusive, as it's now set to launch on the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, too.
In the trailer, we see the protagonist waking up on a beach before wandering around, and shouting someone's name. He eventually stumbles upon a bunch of mysterious statues and contraptions, eventually setting off a chain of events that looks a heck of a lot like environmental puzzles. There's also a fox, and you can't really go wrong with a fox.
Rime sure looks to have come a long way in the past three years, with lovely graphics and a soaring soundtrack accompanying the trailer. Late into the proceedings, we see that there will be antagonists to look out for, too, though it doesn't look like there's any way to actually fight them.
At this point, it's easy to see why comparisons are being made to The Last Guardian. The island in Rime looks to be one massive puzzle that the player will need to unlock bit by bit in order to progress the story, just like in the similarly artistic and mysterious Guardian. Then again, Rime only disappeared for a few years before resurfacing, whereas Guardian took about a decade.
Just for laughs, we went back and rewatched the Rime trailer originally shown off at Gamescom 2013. There's a similar look and feel, but it's clear that a lot of work has gone into Rime over the past three years. We're looking forward to seeing how it has turned out now that it's definitely launching and on a wider array of platforms to boot. Rime was originally set to be a PlayStation exclusive but, outside of the fact that the team at Tequila Works got their rights back, we're not sure what happened to make this transition possible. We're all for exclusives, we just also really like it when even more people get to play a game. Apparently, the publisher is now Grey Box and Six Foot.
Feel free to leave your impressions of the new Rime trailer in the comments below. Did it make anyone else go, "Oh yeah, I remember that game?"