Little information has surfaced since Tequila Works announced Rime at Gamescom 2013, a whimsical adventure game set on an idyllic island. Now, Rime developer Tequila Works has announced that the game has been delayed to a 2017 release window, and will be headed by a different publisher.
Greybox, along with its parent company Six Foot, will be teaming up to publish the title. Back in March, we found out that Tequila Works and Sony were ending their partnership, after the developer reaquired its rights. At first, Rime was to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive before it parted ways with Sony.
Rime takes inspiration from Studio Ghibli films such as Spirited Away, and from games such as Ico and Wind Waker. After a young boy is shipwrecked, he finds himself on a desert island. Here, players will be tasked with solving puzzles and discovering the island’s strange mysteries relating to a lost civilization. No concrete release date has been unveiled outside of it coming out next year.
This is a game that’s been on my radar for some time, and I’m relieved to see that it’s still alive and moving forward with a new publisher. We haven’t heard much about it in a long time, but now that its release is set for next year, we’ll hopefully hear more as it nears launch.