E-Line Media has revealed that the BAFTA award-winning Never Alone: Arctic Collection is coming to Nintendo Switch this week and that a sequel is now in pre-production.
This includes the base game – known as “Kisima Ingitchuna” in the Iñupiaq language – and the Foxtales downloadable content.
Promising to immerse players in “an atmospheric puzzle-platformer,” you play as a young Iñupiaq girl and an arctic fox in an experience that combines traditional stories, settings and characters that have been passed through generations of the Iñupiaq people whose roots and heritage date back millennia.
The game’s imagery and themes are drawn directly from Iñupiaq and other Alaska Native cultures, with gameplay that challenges you to work cooperatively to succeed in challenging and harsh environments.
“The story of Never Alone continues to grow with its launch on Nintendo Switch and through other promising partnerships,” explains Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) executive vice president and E-Line Media chief financial officer Amy Fredeen. “CITC is excited to continue its partnership with E-Line Media and bring [a] new voice to Our People’s stories through pathways that have true impact.”
E-Line Media president and co-founder Alan Gershenfeld adds: “Working with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council and the broader Alaska Native community has been a truly inspiring experience for the E-Line team and we are excited to bring the Never Alone Arctic Collection to the Nintendo Switch, an ideal platform for the game’s culturally rich co-op gameplay.
“We are also pleased to announce that we’ve begun pre-production on a sequel to Never Alone, building upon the same inclusive development partnership for sharing and celebrating Alaska Native culture and storytelling with a global audience.”
Never Alone: Arctic Collection will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 24th February 2022.