Platforms: Switch, PC
Genre: Graphic Adventure, Puzzle
Release Date: November 29, 2018
Ratings: ESRB E


Developer: HomeBearStudio

Price: $9.99 USD, £7.19 GBP, €9.99 EUR

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin, a point-and-click puzzle adventure by HomeBearStudio, is just around the corner. With an already packed Holiday lineup of Switch games, it can be hard to know what’s worth spending your money on. Hopefully, the following press release details will help you decide whether NAIRI makes that list. 

NAIRI is a charming graphic adventure with adorable visuals and characters within a troubled world that is sure to delight anyone looking a strong narrative and puzzle experience.

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The player follows Nairi, a young girl from the rich district of Shirin. A sudden incident forces her to abandon her rich, sheltered life, and she eventually ends up in the seedy lower district of the city ruled by gangs. Nairi meets a former gang member called Rex, who teaches her throughout their adventure as they uncover a dark mystery involving the mysterious Tower of the oasis city of Shirin.

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Features Include:​

  • Expertly designed hand-drawn charming characters and locations
  • A storyline that will grip the player throughout
  • Tons of items to collect, trade and combine into wacky items
  • Brain-teasing puzzles
  • Beautifully composed soundtrack
  • Intuitively designed interface
  • Tastefully implemented narrative audio
  • Localisation to English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese

“Appealing to a wide audience with compelling gameplay has been our goal. We believe that we have this achieved through our love of the adventure genre. We wanted to offer something a little bit special – NAIRI: Tower of Shirin – is the result.”

Joshua van Kuilenburg

HomeBearStudio's founder

NAIRI: Tower of Shirin releases on Nintendo Switch and PC, 29th November 2018 for $9.99, £7.19 or €9.99.

I’m always a big advocate of games with price parity across systems, so it’s great to see Switch owners won’t be paying an increased fee. Everything points towards NAIRI being an absolute gem, but keep your eyes on SwitchWatch to see if it lives up to the hype. We’ll be sharing our review on the 29th.