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Timberline Studio has confirmed a release date for The Red Lantern on Nintendo Switch.

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 is our debut title, and we’re thrilled to finally get to share it with everyone,” enthuses Timberline Studio co-founder and CEO Lindsey Rostal.

“We’ve been spending quite a lot of time with our 9 pups and we hope people fall in love with them as much as we have. We set out to make a narrative game that wasn’t about which ending you got, but about which journey.

“How will you react to what’s happening around you? What dogs will you adopt? As you progress and gain more resources and items, what stories do you unlock?

“The Red Lantern is about pursuing the goals you set for yourself, even if they are a little bit wild. Whatever your journey is, we hope you persevere and find your way home.”

The Red Lantern will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 22nd October 2020.

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