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The Gardens Between Blooms On Switch Later This Year

Two friends embark on a time-shifting adventure when The Gardens Between comes to the Switch in Q3 2018

 

Melbourne-based studio Voxel Agents today announced that their adventure puzzle game The Gardens Between will be coming to the Nintendo Switch alongside the previously announced PlayStation 4 and PC versions of the game in Q3 2018.

In The Gardens Between, players explore mysterious floating islands while manipulating time to guide two best friends, the headstrong Arina and Frendt, a boy wise beyond his years, on an emotional journey that examines the significance of their friendship. The goal of the game is to ascend to the apex of each of these islands while using your imagination and time-bending powers to interact with objects from Frendt and Arina’s past world – including what would appear to be the world’s largest Famicom – that pepper the surreal landscapes.

In addition to the baked-in ability for Switch players to experience the game either docked or on the go, The Gardens Between also makes use of the console’s unique HD rumble feature to bring the story to life.

“The Gardens Between is an homage to the friendships from our childhoods that felt so impossibly large that the bonds could never be broken,” says Simon Joslin, co-founder of The Voxel Agents. “We took inspiration from our own childhoods when building the narrative of The Gardens Between. We wanted to tap into something relatable, familiar and nostalgic. The magic of being a kid is fleeting, but the story of Arina and Frendt captures that enchantment in a beautiful package.”

To celebrate the game’s upcoming release on the Switch, the developer has released a new trailer highlighting its time-based puzzle solving mechanics, imaginative setting, and the subtle ways Arina and Frendt interact with each other. Check it out below:

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