In Rays of the Light, a ‘first-person meditative quest,’ hits Switch this month

In the Rays of Light Sergey Noskov Sometimes You Nintendo Switch release date March 17, 2021 2012 remake of The Light

7th Sector developer Sergey Noskov and publisher Sometimes You are bringing In Rays of the Light to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox One on March 17 for $7.99. It is a remake of the 2012 title The Light, and it looks rather beautiful in its new PlayStation trailer — but be prepared for a stark downgrade when you play it on Switch. This game really has a philosophical slant to it, as even the PR describes the game’s premise with flowery language: “There is only you, the abandoned remains of a former life and the flourishing nature that feels great in the absence of man.” It even outright describes itself as a “metaphorical philosophical story” and a “first-person meditative quest.” I don’t know what any of that is supposed to mean, but it sounds serene and the game has two endings.

In Rays of the Light involves logic puzzles and plenty of messages to read and absorb, so it sounds like it won’t be a straight-up walking simulator. But then again, if the visuals and audio can maintain quality throughout, this could be the rare game where being a walking simulator could actually work quite nicely.

Plus, $7.99 for In Rays of the Light is a small price to pay to rid the world of man.

[Source: PR]

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!