Annapurna Interactive and Giant Sparrow announced that What Remains of Edith Finch – the experimental narrative title from the minds that brought you The Unfinished Swan on the PS3 – is available starting today for the PlayStation 4 and on Steam for PC.
The game follows the life and journey into the dreams, memories and whimsy of Edith Finch, the last remaining member of the Finch family. The launch trailer for the game seems to hint at something much deeper and possibly sinister that helped work as the demise for the Finch family. You can check it out below.
It appears as if the game is most certainly not a walking simulator. It seems like it takes on the kind of creative and unorthodox gameplay appeal that was present in Giant Sparrow’s uniquely satisfying PS3 (and later PS4) outing, The Unfinished Swan.
We see a cat trying to grab a bird, a hand picking fish out of the water, and what looks like a putty monster or amphibian trying to make its way through what could be a fish tank… maybe?
Anyway, if the gameplay is as unique and diverse as the trailer makes it seem, then it could end up being a surprise hit for both PC and PS4.
Now usually these games are met with derision for being artsy-fartsy, having a lot of narrative and almost no gameplay. However, I must say that it appears as if What Remains of Edith Finch actually has real gameplay. I don’t know how much gameplay, but based on the trailer it at least appears as if you do stuff and attempt to interact with the world. So if they can find a fine balance between narrative storytelling and interactive gameplay – much in the same way that they managed to find that ripe balance with The Unfinished Swan – then I think they should be a-okay.
You can pick up What Remains of Edith Finch for PC over on Steam or from the PlayStation Store for PS4. If you don’t see it in the store it might appear for most gamers the U.S., at around 5:00pm EST.
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