There’s a lot of nostalgia for the old 3D action platformer days of the Nintendo 64, and Tamarin is certainly a nod in that direction. It’s a game about a tamarin monkey and its family, and it’s being developed by Chameleon Games, a studio that includes some Rare veterans.
In real life, tamarins are squirrel-sized New World monkeys who hang around in trees generally having a good time. Here, they’re possibly even cuter, with big fuzzy bobble heads and charming little smiles. They run around, explore, collecting berries and flowers in a sun-dappled world of streams and trees and friendly porcupines.
Things take a dark turn about midway through the new trailer, however. The on-screen text reads “Save your family,” and we’re left to wonder “save them from what, exactly?” as the shot switches to our little tamarin friend sitting morosely outside a burning house.
Tamarin may not be quite as cute as it initially seems at all, in fact. After the splash screen showing the title and key art, there’s more footage.
Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/tamarin/annoucement-trailer