Here's some awesome news: Simogo's Next Big Thing, Year Walk, is hitting the App Store on February 21, the studio announced this morning. Also, a companion guide is slated to hit alongside it. Year Walk Companion, as the guide is called, acts as a reference book that delves into the folk lore, beliefs, and superstitions that the proper game revolves around. We've been flipping through the pages, and it's pretty cool.

Year Walk, if you're not in the loop is a first-person adventure game. Simogo breaks it down best without spoiling stuff:

Experience the ancient Swedish phenomena of year walking through a different kind of first person adventure that blurs the line between two and three dimensions as well as reality and the supernatural.

Venture out into the dark woods where strange creatures roam, on a vision quest set in 19th century Sweden. Solve cryptic puzzles, touch and listen in your search to foresee the future and finally discover if your loved one will love you back.

We'll be bringing you some first-hand impressions of the game before release, and we'll follow that up with a review on the 21st. We're pretty stoked, as we imagine a lot of you are. Simogo is kinda known for knocking it out of the park.

  • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

    How much drugs do I need to take before this game will make sense? Feel like I'm getting close, but not there yet.

    On another note, this looks awesome. Looking forward to something creepy to unsettle me, and it's looking like Simogo will hit the nail right on the head.

  • IpadGamer

    Can't wait. Beat Sneak Bandit is one of my all-time favorites. Simogo knows exactly what they're doing, and Year Walk will be fantastic.

  • garret44

    Looking 4ward to this! Wonder how much it'll cost? I'm assuming the companion app will be free, but couldn't they just have built the info from the companion app in the game?

    Dang can't wait 4 next week.

    • MrAlbum

      I wonder if it's a companion book. The Article said they'd been "flipping through the pages".

      A physical book would be doubly awesome.

      • MrAlbum

        Nvm, it is an app. Just saw the trailer.

        Fooz. Was so hoping for a physical book too :(

  • Jazzpha

    Looks amazing; definitely a launch purchase for me. The way the companion app functions makes me sad that I only have one iDevice, though. Might make cross-referencing kind of cumbersome.

    • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

      True, and even multitasking would be cumbersome, since there's usually a pause or interruption. Wouldn't be seamless.

  • http://twitter.com/BenfromBoston Ben

    Super excited for this!!!

  • dylanmannen

    Ooomg, this looks so cool! Love how simogo is trying new things! Looks amazing. The littel gamplay at the end was so cool. Prolly goty on ios this year! If not meat boy comes out this year ;) then it will be a tie haha :D

  • curtisrshideler

    Man, my wife and I are looking forward to cozying up in bed and playing this together. I can't wait to dive in deep.

    • curtisrshideler

      And play the game too.

      • rurmel

        Hilarious xD

      • http://matt-curtis.me/ Matt Curtis

        I knew this would be a comment. Thanks for fulfilling that.

  • Johnny101

    I want this. I have a feeling this game won't disappoint!

  • garret44

    I'm strangely excited 4 this strange game I know nothing about. Just a couple days!!