Nature adventure Way to the Woods dazzles in new trailer

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Way to the Woods is an incredibly pretty game about not one, but two deer—a mother and her fawn, to be precise. Developer Anthony Tan has been working on it for around three years, and finally released its official announcement trailer today. 

"Two deer in a strange, abandoned world without humans must find their way home," the game's official description (opens in new tab) reads. "Find food, shelter, safety and answers on your way to the woods." 

As Eurogamer (opens in new tab) reports, Way to the Woods first emerged in 2015, when Tan was just 16. Tan says his primary inspirations were Studio Ghibli films like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, as well as games like The Last of Us and Journey. Not long after its reveal, Tan and his studio Happy Bee found a publishing partner in Team17, the publisher behind Beyond Eyes (opens in new tab) and My Time at Portia (opens in new tab)

Way to the Woods will release in early 2019. 

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.