The Vale: Shadow of the Crown" Expands Its Realm to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation

Falling Squirrel's innovative audio-only adventure, The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, has now arrived on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4, courtesy of publisher First Peoples Digital. Originally released on Xbox and PC in 2021, this unique title offers a gameplay experience that relies on sound and touch rather than traditional visuals.

In The Vale, players assume the role of the king's younger sister, who, blind since birth, must navigate a hostile landscape following an invasion. The game's immersive audio design, featuring voice acting from renowned performers like Karen Knox and Samer Salem, creates a rich narrative environment that challenges players with engaging quests and thrilling combat scenarios.

Recognized for its groundbreaking accessibility features, The Vale has received numerous accolades, including nominations for Innovation in Accessibility at The Game Awards 2021 and audio awards at the Canadian Game Awards and Independent Games Festival. The game's innovative approach has garnered praise from players, including Anthony Phillips, whose blind son has found newfound independence and enjoyment in gaming through The Vale.

First Peoples Digital founder and Chief Creative Officer Paul Boyko expressed excitement about bringing The Vale to more platforms, highlighting the game's inclusive design philosophy. The Vale: Shadow of the Crown is available now on the PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop for $19.99, and compatibility requires stereo headphones for an optimal experience.