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Adorable puzzler 'Unravel' pulls heartstrings in February

The physics-based platformer is a digital-only release.

Come February 9th, you'll be able to play the most charming (and atypical) game to come out of Electronic Arts' E3 media briefing this year, Unravel. The adorable physics-based puzzle platformer hits EA's PC-based Origin service, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year as a digital title for $19.99 domestically. The prepared statement from EA describes the game's story as "an adventure to reconnect the bonds of love" which, from the sounds of it, means I'm going to be a blubbering mess when the credits roll.

Gallery: 'Unravel' release date gallery | 4 Photos

"[Protagonist] Yarny's quest is to mend broken bonds, and the yarn represents the love and connection between people," developer Coldwood Interactive's creative director Martin Sahlin says in the statement. So, more evidence that the small Swedish studio's game is going to pull at my brittle heartstrings -- kind of like Stockholm-based Starbreeze Studios' wrenching Brothers. To see how Unravel​'s progressed since its June debut, peep the screenshots up above and trailer just below.

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