Forgotton Anne (cinematic adventure game) headed to the Nintendo Switch

Forgotton Anne

This week, Famitsu is revealing that Chorus Worldwide has two more Nintendo Switch games in the works: Vambrace: Cold Soul (by Devespresso Games) and Forgotton Anne (by ThroughLine Games).

Already available on PC and other consoles, Forgotton Anne is described as a “seamless cinematic adventure game” that combines puzzle platforming and adventure game elements. You get to play as Anne: the enforcer tasked with keeping order in the Forgotten Lands. She has a really important mission to carry out: squashing a rebellion that could end up with her and Bonku (her master) being unable to return to the human world.

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine reveals that Chorus Worldwide is bringing the game to the Nintendo Switch, in Japan. It will be released this Spring in that country, and just like Vambrace: Cold Soul, the release is most likely going to be simultaneous worldwide. After all, Square-Enix Collective has already confirmed the game will be available next year in Europe and North America.

Never heard of Forgotton Anne before? Here’s a trailer and details about the story:

Imagine a place where everything that is lost and forgotten goes; old toys, letters, single socks. The Forgotten Lands is a magical world inhabited by Forgotlings, creatures composed of mislaid objects longing to be remembered.

And here’s the list of key features, as well as plenty of screenshots:

  • A Seamless Cinematic Experience – Featuring detailed painted environments and traditional 2D animations that will make you feel as though you are in an animated feature film. Cutscenes are rendered in-game, allowing for seamless storytelling, while an orchestral score and fully voiced dialogue completes the immersion.
  • Orchestral Music – ThroughLine Games is proud to announce a collaboration with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra which marks the first time orchestral music is being recorded in Denmark for a videogame, utilizing world-class concert hall Radiohuset and produced by acclaimed music production house Timbre Music. The soundtrack is composed by ThroughLine’s in-house composer, Peter Due.
  • Epic Adventure – As you run, jump, and climb your way through the Forgotten Lands, your actions can affect your experience of the story. Featuring Dialogue Options, your encounters with Forgotlings can have different outcomes as you uncover the mysteries of the world -and your past- in this emotional fantasy-adventure where things are not always as they appear…
  • Use the Arca – As the feared enforcer, you wield the Arca stone on your hand, enabling you to see and manipulate Anima energy in your surroundings. The power of the Arca lets you distill Anima from Forgotlings and power machinery. Your actions may decide the fate of many a Forgotling.

Finally, here’s the preview page from Famitsu magazine, where the game will be showcased this week (latest issue comes out on Thrusday in Japan, effectively Wednesday morning/afternoon in North America and Europe respectively):

Forgotton Anne (Switch – eShop) comes out in Spring 2019 worldwide. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!

Source: official website / Famitsu / Square-Enix Collective (Twitter)


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