The more video games there are, the more rare it becomes for a snippet or trailer to actually impress or take your breath away. But those fleeting moments still persist thanks to designers, developers, and directors with visions and tenacity — as demonstrated by the reveal trailer for GRIS, a stunningly animated platformer developed by Spanish developers Nomada Studio and published by Devolver Digital. Before reading on, watch the trailer below, because words can do the art no justice:

 

 
Nomada and Devolver describe the game thusly:

“Gris is a hopeful young girl lost in her own world, dealing with a painful experience in her life. Her journey through sorrow is manifested in her dress, which grants new abilities to better navigate her faded reality. As the story unfolds, Gris will grow emotionally and see her world in a different way, revealing new paths to explore using her new abilities.

“GRIS is a serene and evocative experience, free of danger, frustration or death. Players will explore a meticulous designed world brought to life with delicate art, detailed animation, and an elegant original score. Through the game light puzzles, platforming sequences, and optional skill-based challenges will reveal themselves as more of Gris’s world becomes accessible.”

So, a sort of light Metroidvania experience accompanied by dazzling watercolor visuals? Sign us up. GRIS releases this December for the Nintendo Switch. Stay wired for more details on the game in the future.

 

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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.

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