Electronic Arts has announced that the EA Originals title Fe will release on Nintendo Switch early next year.
Developed by the award-winning Zoink Games, it sees the small cub Fe awake in a dark Nordic forest in which players must use sound to communicate, connect with nature, identify friendly and hostile creatures, and interpret their own narrative in this wordless platformer.
With secrets to uncover, side quests to complete, and mystical creatures of the forest to meet, players will climb, glide, and dig as they rescue plants and animals from the Silent Ones – machine antagonists that threaten the forest.
“We wanted to create a game that gives the feeling of exploring something special,” explains Zoink Games CEO and creative lead Klaus Lyngeled. “We would spend hours in the woods as kids, and while it felt scary at first, eventually the strange sounds became familiar – you become part of nature and the forest feels like home.
“Players will realize similar feelings as they play through Fe. Wherever and however the game is played, we ensure it will be a unique experience of discovery, unlike anything played before.”
EA Worldwide Studios executive vice president Patrick Söderlund adds: “Through Fe, Zoink has reminded us that everything is connected. They have created a game where the magic and beauty of nature, and all its creatures, come alive.
“This game and this studio embody the spirit of the EA Originals program that we started a little over a year ago – the freedom to create, and to bring uniquely innovative and memorable games to players all over the world.”
Fe will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in early 2018.