Developers Analgesic Productions have introduced that dreamily atmospheric clear ‘em up sequel Anodyne 2: Return to Dust will launch in May.
If you’ve not seen the game in motion earlier than, it’s a Zelda-y, blended graphics journey RPG, and, effectively, it’s best to in all probability check out the teaser trailer, which has actually quite a bit packed into its brief 30 seconds.
Adam reviewed the primary Anodyne within the far off time of 2013, and appeared to love it, calling it “a refreshingly well-designed top-down adventure.” This sequel trades that top-down gameplay for N64ish 3D graphics – however solely generally. Other occasions it hops again into that authentic fashion, as Analgesic Productions explained in a video final yr.
This trailer reveals off these two modes a bit of extra, in addition to demonstrating, although not explaining, protagonist Nova’s skill to morph right into a automobile. There’s additionally some exploration of unusual however lovely environments, and host of glimpses at, for my part, equally unusual however lovely creatures. I’m fairly a fan of the sheer density and number of issues happening right here.
All this earlier than we even get to mentioning the plot, which sees Nova cleansing Nano Dust from inside numerous different characters, earlier than delivering it for recycling at a “mysterious entity only known as the ‘Center.’”
One member of the event workforce, Sean Han Tani, can be the creator of All Our Asias, which plenty of individuals I belief have mentioned is superb, although I’ve tragically by no means gotten round to enjoying it myself. Still, it’s free on Steam, or pay-what-you-want with no minimal on itch.io, and appears to have a number of the identical dreamlike feeling imposed by the low-poly graphics and floaty music. Seems greater than value a peek in the event you’re on the lookout for one thing to maintain you occupied till May.