Rovio launched Supernatural City, a new storytelling-based match-3 puzzle game.
Building on the foundations of Small Town Murders, the first iteration of the Finnish company’s puzzle division, Supernatural City will follow Ellie Delmar as she searches for her missing father and learns to control his newfound powers to speak with ghosts.
The main gameplay will surround supernatural match-3 puzzles while also incorporating a hidden object aspect as Ellie seeks to piece together clues.
The music is also said to be adaptive, reacting to “twists and turns” throughout the storyline.
Since launching in June 2020, Small Town Murders have earned $ 12 million through player spending and around 3.5 million downloads (via Sensor Tower).
March 2021 was its best month yet at $ 1.4 million.
“Grandiose and lively city”
“Welcome to New Gateway, a grand and bustling city full of secrets and mysteries – and the birthplace of Ellie Delmar,” Rovio wrote in a blog post.
“When Ellie’s father goes missing, she returns home from a peaceful country life to pick him up. But her father’s whereabouts aren’t the only mystery she uncovers there.
“As Ellie picks up her trail and reconnects with her roots, a hidden power begins to awaken within her, allowing her to speak with ghosts and encounter ghostly visions of the past.”
Supernatural City is available for download in the United States, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Spain, Lithuania, and the Philippines from the App Store and Google Play.
No official release date has been announced yet.
Earlier this year, Rovio released Angry Birds Journey, a new casual puzzle game that will see classic slingshot gameplay return to the series.
Additionally, the studio has confirmed that their upcoming fantasy RTS title, Darkfire Heroes, will launch in April.