Point-and-click adventure game The Lion’s Song is coming to the Nintendo Switch on July 10, Mi’pu’mi Games announced Wednesday. The narrative-driven game consists of four self-contained episodes, all taking place in 20th-century Austria. Each episode follows a different artist or scientist, with players helping these brilliant minds fight through issues like creative blocks and personal struggles.
While every chapter is separate from the other, according to Mi’pu’mi, “The choices they make along the way will have a direct impact on the storylines of all future and past episodes, connecting the individual stories of The Lion’s Song into one overarching narrative.”
The studio summarizes the game’s four episodes as follows:
Episode 1: Silence
Wilma is a young and talented composer, who has an upcoming concert that can make or break her career. Struggling for inspiration, she escapes to the solitude of the Austrian mountains to finish her defining composition, where she encounters the unexpected.
Episode 2: Anthology
Dive into the creative world and mental struggle of a young painter named Franz, who has the gift to see the deepest layers of his subjects’ personalities. Franz is an aspiring painter at the turn of the 20th century, desperate to gain recognition for his work. Can Franz overcome his fears and self-doubt to finally see himself?
Episode 3: Derivation
Emma Recniczek tries to solve an algebra problem revolving around “change.” A gentlemen’s club of famous mathematicians denies her access to discuss her theory because of her being a woman. So she decides to disguise as a man. Will this metamorphosis help Emma shed light on the problem at the center of her theory? Can she maintain her disguise or will it collapse when put to test?
Episode 4: Closure
The season’s finale Episode 4 – Closure will take players on a mysterious train journey that connects the storylines of all previous episodes. What stories will the four strangers on that train share along the way, and where will their journey end? Emotions will run high as players make connections with each character.
The Lion’s Song was released on Steam last year to critical acclaim, winning several awards for its narrative design. The Nintendo Switch version joins a growing catalog of indie games on the Nintendo e-shop. When it releases on July 10, the game will be available for $9.99.
You can watch the announcement trailer for the Nintendo Switch version of The Lion’s Song, which shows off the game’s unique art style and characters, below.