Now here's some news we just don't get enough of these days: an adventure game on Wii U! Although not a brand new game, the former mobile exclusive The Rivers of Alice has now been updated and released as an "Extended Version" on the Nintendo eShop.
In The Rivers of Alice, every time the game's titular heroine falls asleep, she enters a surreal fantasy world and begins a "journey of self-discovery and enlightenment" during which she must "confront the fears of her everyday life like sloth, envy, and dishonesty that manifest themselves in the form of mysterious characters and puzzles."
While music often seems like a complementary part of video games, here it's an essential component. Developed by Delirium Studios, The Rivers of Alice was co-produced with Spanish indie rock group Vetusta Morla, who "provided the inspiration for the game as well as the soundtrack", the latter consisting of 13 exclusive tracks that "fill every area of the game with intense emotion." The imaginative world conceived by the designers was then brought to life using watercolours, ink and graphite, in a hand-crafted adventure that promises more than 1500 illustrations, 700 main character animations, 177 conversations, and 717 objects to interact with deep within Alice's subconscious.
The Extended Version of The Rivers of Alice is available now exclusively online through the eShop. If you don't have a Wii U, the original version is still available both at the App Store and Google Play.