Introspective puzzler Solo: Islands of the Heart, which first launched for PC in April 2018, will launch for PlayStation 4 on July 30 in North America and July 31 in Europe, Xbox One on July 31 worldwide, and Switch on August 1, publisher Merge Games and developer Team Gotham announced. It will cost $19.99 / £14.99 / €19.99. Pre-orders are now available on the Nintendo eShop and Microsoft Store with a 20 percent discount. PlayStation Store purchases will include a 20 percent launch discount as well.
Here is an overview of the game, via Merge Games:
Solo is a game about love. About love as fuel, the force that drives us.
It is a universal feeling, but each of us experiences it in a different way. Individually, it holds different meanings depending on a variety of factors such as culture, gender, sexuality or traumas. That’s why Solo explores this theme in an introspective way, to have the players identify and reflect on their own experiences.
Solo is a contemplative puzzler set on a gorgeous and surreal archipelago. Reflect on your loving relationships by exploring contemplative, dream-like islands.
- Reflect on love’s place in your life with a personal and introspective branching narrative.
- Combine blocks with different properties offering multiple solutions for most puzzles.
- Contemplate and explore a living world: take photos of the charming, colorful islands amidst tranquil tunes or play the guitar for cute creatures.
Nature and contemplation are also a huge part of Solo–you could feed the animals or just sit on a bench and take the time to think. After all, it’s up to you–Solo provides you with the opportunity to explore at your own pace.
The world is divided into archipelagos, and each archipelago is formed by small islands. Each island represents a unique puzzle the sailor will have to solve before getting to the Sleeping Totems and awakening them to answer a question about love and relationships. Using boxes, each with different properties and behaviors, the sailors can build their own paths to the Sleeping Totems on each island.
However, as is the case with love, most puzzles offer no unique solution.
Watch a new trailer below.