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‘Rime’ News & Release Date: Re-Reveal Trailer Unveils Whimsical Sights & Creatures; Game Ends PS4 Exclusivity

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A trailer was finally revealed for Tequila Works' "Rime" after three long years of waiting. The re-reveal trailer unveiled the adventure and puzzle video game's whimsical sights, sounds and creatures.

"Rime," which was first seen at Gamescom in 2013, centers on a shipwrecked young boy waking up on a peaceful and tropical island's coast. The new trailer showcases a bright and unique aura, which is not unlike the atmosphere seen in other games like "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker," "The Last Guardian" and "Ico." Engadget pointed out. Watch the re-reveal trailer for "Rime" below.

The new "Rime" footage featured a Mediterranean island laden with cliff ledges and high walkways. There's an elusive door that leads to a mountain where dark, looming figures gravitate towards the protagonist's campfire.

The boy encounters various animals and creatures upon arriving at the island -- from the familiar ones such as crabs, fishes, foxes and gulls, to oddities like a bipedal robot and a huge, strange bird that resembles an eagle. The island is also home to mysterious cloaked figures.

Tequila Works told IGN that in "Rime," the boy needs to utilize the "light, sound, perspective and even time" to expose the island's long-held secrets. He has to interact with wild creatures and be an expert in traversing the island's ruins and terrain, as "a fusion of vibrant colors and moving musical undertones" accompany the "deeply personal journey that awaits within."

The island is not what it seems. In the trailer for "Rime," the sound spirits from crystal balls appear to be capable of growing a tree, and the boy can control the Sun and Moon's appearance by pushing a big circular device. The light beams shining on the apertures situated on the island's highest towers are also in focus in the video, Kill Screen pointed out.

"Rime" was a PlayStation 4 exclusive in 2013, but it became a multiplatform release for the PS4, Xbox One, Windows PC and Nintendo Switch after Tequila Works acquired the game's rights from Sony in March 2016. According to IGN, "Rime" is expected to be released in May 2017.

Polygon included "Rime" in their list of 50 games to watch out for this year. What do you think of "Rime" so far? Sound off in the comments section below!

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