Fe is Inspired By The Last Guardian’s Predecessor, Shadow of the Colossus

Fe developers reveal the inspiration behind this beautiful game and as it turns out, they are very inspired by Super Metroid and Shadow of the Colossus.

Fe is a story without words, it is a very unique and ambitious experience. According to Zoink Games, it is a dream project.

The story of Fe revolves around a young cub who wakes up in the forest and doesn’t remember who he is. He would have to explore the mysteries and face the mystical creatures throughout his journey in Fe.

He is without a name as Human language won’t have any role to play in Fe. You will take control of the young cub and communicate with the forest and its creatures through different songs. Like I said, Fe is a story without words but is capable of touching your deepest emotions.

We spoke with Zoink Games who revealed that Fe has been with them for a while and over the years it took many shapes and forms. However, at its core the game has always been inspired by the likes of The Last Guardian predescor, Shadow of the Colossus, and Super Metroid.

Fe has indeed been with us for many years, and has taken very different forms before it finally took on the shape you see today. Through all these forms, however different, Fe has been about creating an authentic nature experience, to recreate the sense of uncertainty that most of us in the team remember from going out into the forest as kids. You know there is beauty in the forest, and you know there is danger, but what is what? There is something lurking beneath the surface, and you don’t know whether to embrace it or hide from it.

But over time, you will start to understand, and make the forest your home. We want you to experience that sense of adventure, of being thrown into a strange world and having to make your own discoveries to make sense of it all. We are inspired by games like Super Metroid and Shadow of the Colossus, which already do wordless storytelling and exploration really well, but we think we’re taking all that in a new direction.

Fe won’t be releasing this year as devs want to take their time with the project. The game is expected to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. However, Zoink will consider a Nintendo NX version of the game.

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