Giant Sparrow, the studio that created the PlayStation exclusive game The Unfinished Swan, have released a trailer and screenshots of their newest game, What Remains of Edith Finch.
The game had been teased back in December at the PSX Experience event, but there’s been little mention of it since then. Now six months later, the team is ready to talk more about it, which will lead to a demoing of the game at E3 next month. In the trailer we’re shown the house will which play as the epicenter of the game. If you pay close attention to the projections on the walls, you can see some of the gameplay, which includes climbing trees, flying kites, and more.
What Remains of Edith Finch is best described as a collection of short stories that you’ll play through, each story focusing on a different Finch family member and their deaths. Each story and character will look and feel different from each other, and our first look of the game is set at its beginning, with Edith Finch at the family house.
As Edith, players will be exploring this house and eventually unlocking bedrooms for all the various family members. Inside each bedroom is something that tells a story about that person’s life (like a diary, or a collection of photos, etc). – Giant Sparrow via the PlayStation Blog.
The stories you play through will visit different generations of the Finch family. The house has been designed to feel familiar and comfortable, while at the same time giving the player a surreal experience.
“The house is both a monument to the people who have died and a record of how the family reacted to those deaths. Where the short stories focus on individuals, the house is the story of the family as a whole, told through architecture.”
Did you enjoy Giant Sparrow’s last game, The Unfinished Swan? The trailer seems to suggest that gameplay will be of a similar first-person perspective. Does What Remains of Edith Finch sound unique enough of an experience to excite you for more? What Remains of Edith Finch will release in 2016, but for which PlayStation system has yet to be determined. Signs point to PS4, but there’s a good chance a game like this could be announced for the new VR Morpheus peripheral.
Leave us a comment on what you think, and stay tuned for more as we approach E3 in June.
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