With the release of Endling: Extinction is Forever on July 19, 2022, HandyGames uploaded an animated release trailer to the company’s YouTube channel. The trailer is just over a minute long and gives an idea of what the game is about, as well as the general atmosphere and theme.
Endling places the player in the shoes (paws?) of a mother fox. The last mother fox on Earth, in fact. You have three cubs that you need to protect, care for, and teach in order for them to survive. Due to the hostile environment, you must also keep them safe from natural and man-made enemies However, you only have a limited amount of time to do so each day before things become too dangerous. Losing the litter could spell extinction for the species. As you raise the cubs and teach them lessons, they can learn new skills and develop distinct personalities. Some of them may have certain preferences and fears you must work around.
Since the reason behind the world’s state is pollution as a result of human activities, the game has an eco-conscious message. This game is the first from its developer, Herobeat Studios. The website, as well as sales pages for Endling, also note that environmentalism is what the game is ultimately about.
You can watch the release trailer here:
Nintendo first unveiled Endling: Extinction is Forever during its Nintendo Indie Showcase in December 2021. At the time, the game was supposed to have come out in Spring 2022. Other games with a Summer 2022 release window from the Indie Showcase include Afterlove EP, Loco Motive, and River City Girls 2.