I do know when a person like Geoff Keighley stands on a stage just like the Summer Game Fest and talks about supporting indie builders, that he is about to introduce a cinematic platformer. There is a method right here, proper: an emotional story, beautiful art work, beautiful animation — oh, wait. Planet Of Lana seems to be beautiful.
This is the 2 minute trailer, that units the scene:
It is Ori And The Limbo Of Unravel, however who cares. It is very fairly. The sport is utilizing a mix of hand-painted backdrops and 3D animation to create its look, and I am notably keen on the skittering robots and large beastie within the header picture.
Planet Of Lana tells the story of Lana and the little creature she meets within the trailer, referred to as Mui, as they enterprise out to avoid wasting Lana’s sister. The dropships seen within the trailer are a “faceless military”, presumably the spiderbots you are then seen hiding from later within the footage.
The press launch additionally mentions platforming, puzzles, stealth sequences, and a “companion mechanic” by which you utilize the skills of Lana and Mui in tandem. It actually does seem to be fairly normal stuff, but it surely’s fairly, and it is not like there’s an abundance of Inside and Little Nightmares and Ori video games, so I am wanting ahead to it.
Planet Of Lana is the primary venture from Wishfully Studios, who have been based in 2018. It would come to PC by way of Steam and the Home windows retailer in late 2022, in addition to on Xbox Collection X|S.