In this “never before seen representation of indigenous Sámi stories and culture,” you will have the chance to explore Nordic beauty in a world where old northern campfire tales come to life.
After an accident at a nearby Tar-Burning Pit, the daily life of a Sámi village is disturbed. An odd disease starts to spread throughout the area, affecting everything from the land to the people and animals that call it home.
You play as a young Sámi herder called Áilu, who is searching for a runaway reindeer doe. They soon discover an old enchanted drum, Goavddis, and as time runs out for those infected they find that the long-lost knowledge of Sámi healers, Noaidis, beats within the drum. To find the source of the disease, you must find the four Familiar Spirits and reconnect with nature.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Story-driven: An unique story tied to the northernmost indigenous people of Europe, Sámi. Embrace the cutscenes fully voiced in Northern Sámi and immerse yourself in this narrative adventure.
- Familiar Spirits: Find four familiar spirits, Skuolfi – The Owl, Guovža – The Bear, Čámsa – The Trout and Rieban – The Fox, with varying powers affecting your movement and ability to Attune the Disorder spreading through Sámiland.
- Drum and Explore: Use your drum and Familiar Spirits’ powers to reveal invisible elements in the arctic nature. Follow the trails leading to collectables, spirits of people and trees that will help you through obstacles and environmental puzzles.
- Immersive Northern World: Discover mysterious landscapes across the physical and spiritual worlds with spellbinding music including traditional Sámi yoik-singing from award-winning Hildá Länsman. Explore Áilu’s world, find grandfather’s family treasures, notes on outsiders’ view of Sámi culture, catch hares and talk to spirits to learn more about the game world and Sámi stories.
Skábma: Snowfall will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2023.