Almost precisely three years after launching Hyper Light Drifter, Heart Machine are able to announce their subsequent game – Solar Ash Kingdom. Right now there’s not a lot to go on past a pair of screenshots, a brief teaser trailer and a quick chat between developer Alx Preston and IGN here, but it surely’s an unsurprisingly striking-looking game. While it’s not a sequel, it does share a palette with Hyper Light Drifter, bringing us one other unusual world painted in deep purples and cyans, and one other caped protagonist, this time browsing by clouds within the third dimension. Take a search for your self under.
The teaser trailer provides us little greater than a peek at some (admittedly beautiful) sci-fi landscapes. A ruined, overgrown metropolis that gravity has solely a tenuous grasp on in a single shot, adopted by a lush alien seashore village in one other. In the sky hangs a large, shattered construction – an area station or colony from a previous age? Another shot exhibits us a blasted wasteland full of business smoke-stacks, with an enormous creature floating by the air, and a crashed spacecraft within the foreground. The teaser ends with a caped determine browsing down from the clouds, earlier than leaping to assault an unlimited strolling eyeball monster, as you do.
Trailer hosted by IGN.
One factor that did get my consideration was point out on Twitter that Zoë Quinn has been working on Solar Ash Kingdom as a story designer for the previous couple years. The Depression Quest developer has been busy lately, juggling a number of initiatives together with writing new DC comics sequence Goddess Mode. While I’ve not had an opportunity to learn it but, I’ve heard some good issues, so good to have a devoted wordsmith concerned. It additionally makes me curious to see how Solar Ash Kingdom will likely be telling its story, contemplating that Hyper Light Drifter had no conventional dialogue.
There’s no launch date for Solar Ash Kingdom but, however the trailer does tell us that it’s headed to the Epic Store, but it surely has no retailer web page there but.