I had the opportunity to take this game for a spin and rather enjoyed it. I will have a review out later this week, but if you’re a fan of games like MYST and love playing games by using your brain then The Eyes of Ara is right up your alley. Check out the official release below for the launch of the game on Nintendo Switch and I’ve even thrown in a trailer for you at the bottom, ENJOY!
Open The Eyes of Ara for Puzzle Adventures on Nintendo Switch Today
Unlock a Cryptic Castle’s Hidden Secrets
MELBOURNE, Australia – Oct. 15, 2019 –The Eyes of Ara, the award-winning puzzle adventure set in a mysterious castle, welcomes daring Nintendo Switch owners to uncover its secrets today.
An enigmatic aura blankets a towering castle. Untouched for centuries, the lonely edifice attracts many a rumor and superstition. A radio transmission, suddenly broadcast from somewhere within the castle’s weathered walls, silences the whispers. Something has awoken.
Crack the code to uncover the castle’s buried secrets. Unlock the way forward by examining objects of interest, recognizing patterns, deducing passwords, and analyzing everything from treasure boxes to surprising technology. Behind fake walls and hidden rooms, discover the truth of what happened to the castle’s inhabitants.
Joy-Con™ and touchscreen support make exploring an immersive, tactile experience. When docked, use the Joy-Con’s built-in gyroscope to point, click, and examine objects directly, or tap the touchscreen to do the same in Handheld mode. Whether enjoyed in TV mode or on-the-go, The Eyes of Ara’s highly detailed environments invite players to interact and solve at their leisure.
“The thrill of finding a secret passageway or hearing the pins click in a locked door feels great when you can almost feel the key in your hands,” said Ben Droste, lead developer, 100 Stones Interactive. “On Nintendo Switch, The Eyes of Ara welcomes players with new ways to explore the fascinating, perplexing castle and its mind-bending puzzles.”
The Eyes of Ara is now available on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99 USD/$18.89 CAD/$290.81 MXN in North American territories and for €12,99 EUR/ £11.69 GBP/$19.50 AUD/$21.45 NZD in additional regions, joining the PC, Mac, iOS, and Android platforms. On Switch, The Eyes of Ara supports English, French, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese languages.