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Island Of Winds

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Parity Creative House
Release Date: 2022

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'Island Of Winds' Is A Spell-Binding Adventure Puzzle Game Coming To PS5 And PC In 2022 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2021 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT

Island Of Winds is a story-driven mythical adventure game that transports you to 17th century Iceland, plunging them into a magical world teeming with trolls, giant spiders and mythical creatures.

Players will experience all of this through the eyes of the magic-wielding Brynhild, a member of the Balance Keepers who draws her magical power from the natural world.

Island Of Winds is an adventure puzzle game set in an ethereal open world filled with creatures from the myths and legends of Icelandic folklore. Brynhild’s journey has her on a quest to find her mentor, Hrymja, that will take her through nine incredible landscapes that draw on Iceland's stunning natural beauty. These locations range from the fiery Lava of Skjól to the treacherous Jökla lagoon and gleaming Obsidian Shore. Brynhild will face legendary creatures on her journey, such as the powerful and majestic Bear King, Hafgúfa - Guardian of the Sea and the majestic elven lady Vör of the Oasis.

Island of Winds’ core gameplay is at the centre of these encounters, which focuses on rich story-telling, extensive lore, and intriguing puzzles. Spell-casting, combat or unique empathy-based encounters systems are all available to the player as they must make split-second decisions on whether to resolve engagements by peaceful or violent means.

“Island of Winds draws heavily on Iceland’s rich mythology to give gamers a completely new and captivating experience,” said Parity CEO Maria Guðmundsdóttir. “Iceland’s incredible, diverse landscape is the perfect backdrop for Brynhild’s adventures as she encounters a range of unique creatures on her travels. We’re looking forward to revealing more about the world, its inhabitants and main protagonist Brynhild in the coming months.”

Key Features:

  • Nine gorgeous biomes to explore, each based on a unique emotion
  • Story-driven gameplay which explores Icelandic history, as well as Brynhild’s past
  • Encounter an incredible cast of never-before-seen creatures drawn from Icelandic folklore
  • An empathy-based encounter system that allows conflicts to be resolved peacefully
  • A magical open world environment full of secrets and mysteries for the player to discover

Parity Creative House was formed in 2017, and the female-led Icelandic studio is full of industry veterans from developers such as CCP Games, creators of EVE Online, and RVX, a visual effects studio who have worked on Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter

Island Of Winds is set to launch on PC and PlayStation 5 in 2022.

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