A Rat’s Quest Is Skyrim Meets Ratatouille, And We Love It

A Rat’s Quest: The Way Back Home is an upcoming game that looks an awful lot like Skyrim just decided to make a rat the playable character.

We’ve got a more detailed look at A Rat’s Quest – including on story points, gameplay footage and game mechanics. You must find your way home through a landscape full of dangers:

“Follow Mat, the Scavenger, on his long journey to find his way back home. Experience a world full of threats from a rat’s unique perspective, while fighting and sneaking on a rodent’s most dangerous adventure.”

Developed by The Dreamerians and published by HandyGames, you must tackle dangerous enemies and environments to get home to your family and true love. Have a look at the trailer here:

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As you can see from the trailer, there’s a playfulness about the movement style. You can walk, scamper and swing with your tail to traverse the dangerous environments.

HandyGames is part of the THQ Nordic and Embracer Group family – who’ve published things like the SpongeBob SquarePants games we wrote about earlier this month. A Rat’s Quest is a bit of an international collaboration – with HandyGames coming from Germany and The Dreamerians hailing from Mexico.

Despite this globe-trotting team, the game has a bit of a Disney feel – reminding me of a mix of An American Tail and Ratatouille. The developers are clearly leaning into this, the game includes 200 cinematics with a full voice-over. 

Credit: The Dreamerians and HandyGames

This is The Dreamerians debut game and will be released on PC, PlayStation­ 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. No word on an exact release date yet, but you can add it to your wishlist on Steam.

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Featured Image Credit: The Dreamerians and HandyGames