The next gorgeous adventure from Gris' developers is going to make me cry again

The developers of very lovely Gris have announced their next game: equally lovely-looking Neva, which will launch next year. It's a puzzle platformer about a woman and her wolf friend growing closer as they adventure through a dying world.

"Neva chronicles the story of Alba, a young woman bound to a curious wolf cub following a traumatic encounter with dark forces," Nomada Studio and Devolver Digital say on Neva's store page. "Together they embark on a perilous journey through a once-beautiful world as it slowly decays around them."

(Image credit: Nomada Studio, Devolver Digital)

Trailer spoiler alert: the traumatic event is being attacked by a bunch of black goop monsters that kill mama wolf. That's definitely going to be a tearjerker. So help me, if they do anything to hurt that wolf cub.

"Neva will feature traditional animation and puzzle platforming, but also combat against monstrous enemies," Nomada Studio says in its announcement post. "Over time, their relationship will evolve as they learn to work together, helping one another to brave increasingly dangerous situations. The wolf will grow from a rebellious cub to an imposing adult seeking to forge his own identity."

It sounds a bit like the emotional puzzling vibes somewhere between Ori and the Blind Forest and The Last Guardian, to me.

Neva is planned to launch sometime in 2024 and you can wishlist it on Steam until then.

Lauren Morton
Associate Editor

Lauren started writing for PC Gamer as a freelancer in 2017 while chasing the Dark Souls fashion police and accepted her role as Associate Editor in 2021, now serving as the self-appointed chief cozy games enjoyer. She originally started her career in game development and is still fascinated by how games tick in the modding and speedrunning scenes. She likes long books, longer RPGs, has strong feelings about farmlife sims, and can't stop playing co-op crafting games.