One of our favorite indie game releases last year was Röki. If you haven’t played Röki, it’s one we highly recommend checking out. And speaking of checking it out, some exciting news recently dropped as it was revealed that Röki is getting a next-gen release and will be available on both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S starting October 28!
Must-Play Indie Gem Röki is Coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S
Röki, an indie game inspired by Scandinavian folklore, is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles on October 28.
Touching upon the release on the PlayStation Blog is Alex Kanaris-Sotiriou, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Röki developer Polygon Treehouse.
The blog post opens with a brief explanation of what gamers can expect from the setting and story of Röki.
“Set in the stunning, snow-capped wilderness, you play Tove. She’s a young girl plunged into a living fairytale, where you must solve puzzles, collect curiosities, and uncover a tale of tragic loss.
Your quest is to rescue your brother Lars from Röki; a gigantic pitch-black creature with a mysterious smile. Like the movie Jaws, our game is eponymously named after its monster, although there may be more to Röki than meets the eye.”
The post then goes on to note that Röki was nominated for Best Debut Game at The Game Awards 2020, and for Best British Game and Best Debut Game at the BAFTA Game Awards.
It also talks about some inspirations for Röki, including games like Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Grim Fandango.
“Röki is our take on modernizing the classic adventure games we loved growing up – games like Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, and Grim Fandango. We wanted to capture the storytelling and spirit of adventure from those games, but more importantly, update the play style for audiences today.
You take direct control of Tove with the pad and can explore the world in 3D, rather than directing her with a cursor. Not only does this make the game feel more immediate and responsive but it also allows the player to form a better bond with Tove, as they’re playing as her, rather than directing her from afar.”
Rather than share the rest of the post in its entirety, we encourage you to head over to the PlayStation Blog and read through the post in full as it shows some of the game’s beautiful imagery, goes into more details about Röki’s gameplay and story, and more.