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Climb to New Heights with Grappin, Available for Preorder Now

Hello, Xbox community!

I’m Ahmin Hafidi, game designer at Polylabo, a micro (emphasis on the micro) game studio based in Tokyo, Japan.

Today, I would like to introduce you to Polylabo’s first game, Grappin.

Grappin is a first-person adventure game focused on exploration, action and grappling hook action.

You wake up alone in your village, heavy rain and it’s dark. Your only way is forward and soon enough, you will stumble upon the Grip, a mysterious artifact that you also can use as a grapple hook. Very convenient, right?

Your goal is set: you need to bring back the Grip to the Grip Shrine, perched on top of the highest mountain. Easier said than done, believe me!

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In Grappin, you’ll embark on an epic first-person adventure to reach the top of the mountain. A variety of biomes are waiting for you to explore, each with its own unique challenges. Start your journey in a wide valley at the base of the mountain, navigate through blazing hot lava caves and brave a dangerous icy ridge as you make your way to the summit. And more!

The core of Grappin‘s gameplay revolves around the versatile grappling hook called the Grip. The Grip has two distinct forms: the Normal Grip, which allows you to hookshot yourself to clay surfaces, and the Trace Grip, which also hook to clay surfaces but capable of covering very long distances at high speed, making it ideal for backtracking and exploration.

Grappin screenshot

There are over 50 relics scattered throughout the world waiting to be discovered. The legend says that getting them all will uncover the mystery surrounding the mountain and the Grip itself, rewarding those who take the time to explore every nook and cranny. Exploration is key!

Grappin screenshot

Me and Benoit, the game composer, have poured our hearts into the making of this game and we hope that you will enjoy your journey to the top of the mountain.

It has been a dream of mine of releasing my own independent title on consoles and I’m beyond happy to finally say this:

Grappin is now available for pre-orders on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC!

Launching on June 6!

Enough talk, now go on sharpening your grapple hook, put on your polar coat and scarf!

Are you ready for a gripping adventure?

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HOOK INTO ADVENTURE Experience the thrill of adventure and put to the test your climbing and platforming skills in GRAPPIN, the first-person adventure game that takes you to new heights. EXPLORE THE UNKNOWN After a mysterious awakening, you discover the Grip, an artifact that serves as your grappling hook. Your mission is clear: return the Grip to the Grip Shrine, located at the summit of the highest mountain. CLIMB TO NEW HEIGHTS Navigate through challenging environments and overcome obstacles as you journey to the top of the mountain. From blazing hot lava caves to treacherous ridges, you'll need to master the use of your grappling hook to survive. As you explore, uncover more than 50 Relics to unravel the mystery surrounding the Grip and the mountain. Are you ready for a gripping adventure?