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Tunic Game: Review recap, Metacritic score, Xbox Game Pass details, price, trailer – and gameplay explained

An ‘epic little adventure’ is coming to Xbox and PC in March 2022 – here’s everything you need to know about Tunic

If the violent destruction of more traditional, hit video games like GTA isn’t your bag, you’ll want to check out Tunic.

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It’s been in the works for years and has intrigued fans with every brief glimpse we’ve been given. Now it’s finally here.

Here’s everything you need to know about it.

What is Tunic?

In Tunic, you play as a cute, anthropomorphic fox in a game that its developer says was heavily inspired by “some classic triangle-finding games,” an oblique reference to The Legend of Zelda series.

This means there will be dungeons to explore and secrets to uncover, with progress limited to certain areas until the player has picked up new weapons or abilities.

You’ll also battle enemies through an in-depth combat system (which previews say belies the game’s relatively simplistic look), interact with objects, and solve puzzles to fight your way through the colorful world.

The twist here is that the game is initially presented in an unknown language, with only hints of what everything could mean to help you.

However, some characters or words will be readable to provide guidance, and some of the items the player will find are pages that make up the game’s manual.

Is he good?

(Image: Finji)

The game was first revealed to the public in 2018 and it took at least five years to release.

But, considering that it was all developed by one person – Andrew Shouldice – this long development cycle is entirely justifiable.

One can only imagine the number of hours it took Shouldice to create such a polished game on his own, and while he had help from publisher FInji in the final stages of development, it is still a gigantic undertaking.

Upcoming reviews for the game indicate overwhelming positivity from critics, and Tunic currently enjoys a Metacritic score of 80 and 87 on Xbox and PC respectively.

critics, who praised Tunic

When can I play it?

The game was released on Xbox and PC consoles on Wednesday, February 16.

Is it on Xbox Game Pass?

The quirky-looking “indie” title seems a perfect fit for Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription service, which offers subscribers a wide selection of games for a monthly fee.

The service has seen games that otherwise might have been dropped due to their offbeat premise or lack of marketing budget being picked up by fans, willing to try them out at no extra cost.

Although the game’s publishers originally “confirmed” that the game would not be coming to the service, Xbox has revealed that it will in fact be available there as a surprise.

Therefore, Tunic IS now available through Xbox Game Pass.

How much does it cost?

The game is currently listed at £24.99 on Steam.

It’s available for the same price through the Xbox Store, though Game Pass subscribers can play it at no additional cost.

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