The Red Lantern is a dog-sledding survival adventure set in Alaska

In The Red Lantern, you must survive the Alaskan tundra and find your way home, all while taking care of five very good boys. It’s coming to Switch in 2019.

Burbank, California-based developer Timberline Studio has announced its debut game The Red Lantern, which I have been repeatedly told is not a video game remake of Raise the Red Lantern. No, it turns out this one is actually based on dog-sledding in Alaska, and yes, that means there’s five very beautiful doggos involved. It’s better, thank you.

The Red Lantern has you playing as a young woman referred to only as “The Musher“, who is training for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race when she gets lost in the wilderness. Now, she has to make her way back home, along with her five sledding puppers.

It’s got a definite survival bent to it, but The Red Lantern is thoroughly story-driven, and will be voiced by Ashly Burch. You’ll encounter many a story event in your journey, and you’ll also affect the world around you with your actions, such as hunting.

Also, bears. Beware the bears.

Here’s what the game looks like in its reveal trailer:

Developer Timberline was founded just last year, and will be self-publishing the game. Handling the soundtrack is Hrishikesh Hirway, who has previously composed for the films Our Nixon and Save the Date.

As the game was announced at the Nindies Showcase yesterday, we know that it’s definitely coming to the Switch. The developers haven’t announced (or ruled out) any other platforms. The Switch release is expected this year.

Check out The Red Lantern’s official website here.

Is it too chilly for you? Consider a trek in the Middle-East with Pathway, an Indiana Jones-esque roguelike adventure. Maybe you’ll also like some car maintenance and road-tripping in China? Check out the narrative-heavy adventure Road to Guangdong.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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