As the release of the Nintendo Switch looms only 3 months away, I think it’s safe to assume that Nintendo has a wide array of first-party games that are currently in development phase. Their is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a new 3D Mario adventure, and possible ports or sequels to preexisting Wii U titles such as Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon. But one question that might be lingering on the minds of many Nintendo fans is whether or not the new console will have a sufficient amount of interest from third-party developers. Despite having a vast collection of video game developers pledging their support for the Nintendo Switch that far surpasses the support that was initially given towards the Wii U, I think it’s understandable to bear some sense of doubt considering that most of the Wii U support pretty much evaporated once the reality hit that it was failing commercially.
Well, even though the next Nintendo presentation regarding the upcoming system won’t be shown until January 12th of next year, a new indie third-party title has been revealed to be exclusively tailored to the Swich. It’s called Seasons of Heaven and it follows a youthful child and his canine friend. According to Gameblog.fr, this game runs on Unreal Engine 4 and is being crafted by a French development team called AnyArts Production. It is based on a novel by Nicolas Augusto (who also happens to be in charge of AnyArts Production).
The game primarily centers around Yann, a young boy with Aspergers Syndrome, and his French Bulldog companion, Ani. The boy and his dog are able to communicate with one another through telepathy, which opens up the possibility that you could play as both characters. They live in a post-apocalyptic world that has been sullied by pollution and warfare. Aside from this information that was disclosed to us, very little is known about this game at the moment. But based on the screencaps that have been shared, this looks like an incredibly gorgeous and promising game overall. I’m excited to see what this game has to offer in the foreseeable future.