Narrative-heavy survival RPG Smoke and Sacrifice will be releasing later this month. Here’s a closer look at the hand-painted game.

Publisher Curve Digital has announced that Smoke and Sacrifice will release on 31st May. The release will take place simultaneously across PC and Switch, with PS4 and Xbox One releases planned for later this year. Pricing has been set to $24.99 in the USA, €24.99 in the European Union, and £19.99 in the UK. There’s also a new trailer out for the game, which you can check out below.

Here’s what the game’s about, according to the publisher:

Set in a darkly fantastical world where grotesque creatures roam and harsh societal customs rule, players assume the role of Sachi, a young mother on a quest to discover the fate of her child.

Taking cues from modern survival classics, Smoke and Sacrifice evolves the genre with its deeply personal story and complex ecosystem. Creatures forage, mate, breed and prey on one another, creating a living world. Only by taming the game’s wilds can Sachi hope to unravel the mystery at the heart of Smoke and Sacrifice.

Depicted in a beautiful, hand-drawn style, Smoke and Sacrifice’s storybook visuals belie its brutal story of motherhood and survival. Sachi doesn’t just have to worry about the the game’s antagonists – the entire game world poses a threat. Players can alter the behaviour of plant and animal life but this may also limit the resources Sachi has to craft items from. The deadly smoke also poses unique challenges throughout the game, altering enemy as well as player behaviour.

Smoke and Sacrifice is being developed in East London at Solar Sail Ltd. The game itself doesn’t have an official site as such, but you can find the developer’s website here, and the Steam page here.

Also check out the dark and inspired world of Strangeland, or the postmodern mash-up of influences that is Disco Elysium.

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