Timberline Studio has confirmed that The Red Lantern is on track to release on Nintendo Switch later this year.
“Much like our Musher’s journey, this year hasn’t gone exactly according to plan, but we adapted and have been working from our homes to finish The Red Lantern,” explains Timberline Studio co-founder Lindsey Rostal. “We’re excited that we’re so close to finally getting to share it with everyone. We hope you enjoy the trip out into the wild.”
Set in Nom, Alaska, you play as The Musher – voiced by Ashly Burch – in this story-driven, roguelike adventure game who, while training for the gruelling Iditarod race, becomes lost in the wilderness with her team of five sled dogs.
You must navigate the ever-changing landscape and events in the Alaskan wilderness in an effort to find your way home. That will see you come to rely on your dogs, attending to them while you resist frostbite, fend off bears, or receive a signature moose-licking.
When played in Handheld Mode, you can use gyro controls to look around your environment by simply turning the portable home console.
The Red Lantern will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Fall 2020.