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World War II Adventure Game Gerda: A Flame in Winter Releasing September 1st

Weather the storms of war in Gerda: A Flame in Winter.

Publisher DON’T NOD Entertainment, alongside developer PortaPlay, have announced that Gerda: A Flame in Winter will release on Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on September 1st! The title is a narrative adventure game inspired by true stories from World War II, including those of the grandmother of PortaPlay head Hans von Knut Skovfoged. Gerda: A Flame in Winter‘s announcement trailer is available for you to view below:

Denmark, February 1945. You are Gerda Larsen, a countryside nurse, with a German father and a Danish mother and live a quiet life with your husband Anders despite the war going on around you. One day, you return home from work, biking through a harsh snowstorm. You notice blood as you enter your house and soon discover Anders is being arrested by the Gestapo. He left behind important resistance documents and many Danish and German lives depend on your next actions. What will you do?

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What to Expect From Gerda: A Flame in Winter

The title’s Steam page gives a detailed overview of what players can expect from Gerda: A Flame in Winter, including:

Synopsis – When the snow stops falling, the small Danish village of Tinglev will no longer be the same. Walk the path of Gerda as her quiet life is turned upside down during the World War 2 occupation of her home. Choose where to go, how to act, and who to trust in this intimate narrative RPG-lite experience inspired by real life events. How far would you go to protect your loved ones?

Discover an Unexpected Heroine – In this poignant story-driven game, you play as Gerda, a nurse whose life is turned upside down overnight. A tale told not on the front line, but in the intimate setting of the small Danish village she has lived her whole life. Armed only with her wits and knowledge of her people, Gerda must try to save her loved ones while staying true to herself.

Take a Stand – Every dilemma is challenging and every decision critical in times of turmoil such as war. Make your choices through a mix of exploration, dialog, and resource and relationship management. Your personality traits are your skills in this unique narrative RPG-lite experience and your connection with others also determines how the story unfolds.

Tell an Untold StoryGerda: A Flame in Winter is a tale of compassion, community, and courage, inspired by real life experiences and events. Unearth a hidden side of history and tell your own story.

Key Features:

– Explore multiple branches and endings
– Develop your personality using your diary
– Collect items and relations points that will impact your choices
– Enjoy a distinctive art style influenced by Nordic Impressionist paintings
– Immerse yourself in a story inspired by a real member of the Danish Resistance during WW2

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Gerda: A Flame in Winter is expected to release on September 1st for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. If you’re a fan of adventure games, make sure to check back in with RPGFan regularly, as we endeavor to cover the latest games coming to the genre.

Source: Gematsu

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Tom is a news editor for RPGFan with a love of RPGs, Pokémon and Zelda! When not playing games or writing, he can often be found hiking with his dog Otto, or patiently waiting for Pokémon Black & White remakes.

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