Never Alone 2 confirmed to be in pre-production as the original heads to Switch

Never Alone 2 confirmed to be in pre-production as the original heads to Switch
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Publisher E-Line Media has confirmed a sequel to 2014 puzzle platformer Never Alone is officially in the works.

The game, also known as Kisima Ingitchuna, tells the story of Iñupiat Nuna and her companion arctic fox. They’re on an epic journey to find the source of an eternal blizzard that has ravaged Nina’s village. It combined imagery and themes from real Alaskan Native cultures, and also allowed players to unlock videos of Iñupiat culture.

Never Alone was notable for not just being based on Alaskan Native folklore, but produced in conjunction with the Iñupiat people. In fact, elders, artists and storytellers were a key part of the development team. News of a sequel comes at the end of a trailer for the original adventure coming to the Nintendo Switch. The Never Alone Arctic Collection will contain both the base game and its Foxtales DLC.

President and co-founder of E-Line Media Alan Gershenfeld provides a quote. “Working with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council and the broader Alaska Native community has been a truly inspiring experience for the E-Line team and we are excited to bring the Never Alone Arctic Collection to the Nintendo Switch, an ideal platform for the game’s culturally rich co-op gameplay.”

“We are also pleased to announce that we’ve begun pre-production on a sequel to Never Alone, building upon the same inclusive development partnership for sharing and celebrating Alaska Native culture and storytelling with a global audience.”

There’s no word on platforms or an ETA for Never Alone 2 yet, as it’s early days. Presumably, we’ll hear more as development rolls on. For now, check out the trailer for the Never Alone Arctic Collection for yourself below. It lands on the Nintendo Switch on February 24.