Timberline Studio revealed during Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase that The Red Lantern will be mushing its way onto Nintendo Switch this fall, alongside Xbox One and the Epic Games Store.
The Red Lantern is a resource management narrative game where you and your team of five sled dogs must survive the wilderness and find your way home. Set in Nome, Alaska, you play as The Musher, voiced by Ashly Burch (Horizon: Zero Dawn, Life is Strange), as she sets out to train for the grueling Iditarod race. The game combines roguelite elements into a story-driven adventure game where hundreds of different events can occur, like fending off bears, resisting frostbite, attending your dogs, or avoiding the most nefarious of woodland creatures: the squirrel.
“Much like our Musher’s journey, this year hasn’t gone exactly according to plan, but we adapted and have been working from our homes to finish The Red Lantern,” said Timberline Studio Co-Founder Lindsey Rostal. “We’re excited that we’re so close to finally getting to share it with everyone. We hope you enjoy the trip out into the wild.”
The features of the game are as follows per the studio:
- Survive the Alaskan wilderness in this dog sledding, story-driven, rogue-lite game
- Choose how you want to interact with the world, do you tackle it head-on hunting everything that moves, or do you take a more cautious approach?
- Discover the hundreds of unique encounters as you and your dogs explore the world and try to find your way home
- Adopt your 4 favorite pups to complete your dog sledding team