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Ib: latest trailer and digital pre-orders

11 years ago, Ib (a popular horror game originally developed by kouri) was released on PC. To celebrate the game’s 11th Anniversary, PLAYISM just launched digital pre-orders for the remake, which comes out on Nintendo Switch on March 9th worldwide!

Ib is now available for digital pre-order in North America and Japan for 14.79€ / $14.99 / 1 500 Yen. The Japanese version of the game offers an English language option, if you’re interested in importing the physical release!

Playism also shared a brand new trailer for the game:

This remake features various additions and optimizations, including:

  • improved almost all graphics for maps, characters, and stills
  • brand new and redesigned pieces of artwork
  • brand new puzzles, effects, and tricks
  • Conversation System, which allows you to enjoy conversations with the accompanying characters (who will also give you hints if you ever get stuck)
  • Zoom Mode, which makes it easier to spot small items, and allows you to view the pieces of artwork in greater details (some scenes cannot be zoomed or will be forced to zoom).

Next, here’s some details about the story:

A young girl named Ib visits an art gallery with her parents. While perusing the various works of art, Ib suddenly realises that she is alone. As she searches for someone – anyone – else, the museum begins to change…

Finally, here’s some more details and some screenshots:

This game is a remake of the 2D exploration-adventure title Ib, set in a creepy, mysterious art gallery and originally released as a free game in February 2012 by Japanese indie game developer, kouri.
Ib is made for the wider audience; regardless of how much experience you have with video games, this is an adventure that can be enjoyed by everyone. Players of the original free version will also notice the visual overhaul, as well as brand new elements not previously available.

Take control of Ib, a young girl who finds herself alone and trapped in a mysterious art gallery. Gameplay revolves around exploring your surroundings, collecting items, and solving puzzles. There are also multiple different endings to unlock based on your actions and choices in this mysterious gallery.

Ib (Switch) comes out on March 9th worldwide.

Source: PLAYISM (27/02/2023) / PLAYISM (Nintendo)


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