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Arietta of Spirits: release date, gameplay, system specifications and more

Here's everything you need to know about Arietta of Spirits, an upcoming indie action-adventure game that follows Arietta on her journey through the Spirit Realm.
Arietta of Spirits is a new upcoming action-adventure game by the indie game development group, Third Spirit Games, and published by Red Art Games. The game is described as a charming adventure game with an emotion-filled narrative, no-filler gameplay, and fast-paced combat.

Arietta of Spirits was revealed at the 2021 Guerilla Collective E3 Showcase in June this year. The game boasts charming visuals with combat that promises to keep players engaged and moving.

Arietta of Spirits: release date

Arietta of Spirits is slated for release on the 20th of August 2021. The game will launch across most major gameplay platforms, including on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.

The game will retail for £16.74 but is currently available for pre-order at a discounted price of £15.06. The game is available for digital download at the following marketplaces:

Arietta of Spirits: Gameplay

The official website for Arietta of Spirits describes the game as a "charming adventure game with an emotion-filled narrative, no-filler gameplay, and fast-paced combat."

Arietta of Spirits
Arietta of Spirits is a new indie adventure game launching on the 20th of August. (Picture: Red Spirit Games)

After Arietta and her family go visit her grandmother's cabin for the first time after she passed away, her trip takes an unexpected turn.

This occurs shortly after Arietta encounters a mysterious stranger and subsequently gains a new ability to see strange spirits wandering endlessly around the island.

Arietta of Spirits gameplay
Arietta of Spirits gameplay. (Picture: Red Spirit Games)

The game will follow Arietta as she ventures deep into the mysterious new world of the Shadow Realm and boasts several key features including:

  • An intense character-driven storyline filled with emotion and surprising turns
  • A charming atmosphere, with charismatic pixel art and music
  • No-filler gameplay with tight reaction-based combat
  • A rich game world filled with fascinating characters, lore and enemies

Arietta of Spirits: 

PC system specifications

You'll be delighted to know that Arietta of Spirits should run of even the most potato of computer systems.

Minimum and recommended PC specifications for Arietta of Spirits
Minimum and recommended PC specifications for Arietta of Spirits. (Picture: Red Spirit Games)

We've indicated the minimum and recommended system specifications below, per the Steam Store page.

Minimum PC requirements:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual-core processor or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU with at least 256MB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

Recommended PC requirements:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual-core processor or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.2 compatible GPU with at least 512MB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

Additional notes for PC players indicate that a PS4 or Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller is recommended to play this game.

Arietta of Spirits launches on the 20th of August on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows and Xbox One and will retail for £16.74.

At the time of writing, there's a little under 9 hours remaining before the game goes live with the launch.

Don't forget to check out our general video games section for industry news, guides, leaks and much more.

Header image via Nacon / RaceWard Studio.