Hyper Gentle Drifter developer Coronary heart Machine will launch its subsequent sport, the 3D action-platformer Photo voltaic Ash, on Oct. 26, writer Annapurna Interactive introduced Thursday. Photo voltaic Ash is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Home windows PC by way of the Epic Video games Retailer.
Coronary heart Machine first revealed Photo voltaic Ash in 2019 (as Photo voltaic Ash Kingdom). Gamers tackle the function of Rei, a Voidrunner who will journey via a colourful, stylized world as she fights to save lots of her planet from the Ultravoid. The developer guarantees fluid controls, with rail-grinding, grappling, and cloud browsing.
“Photo voltaic Ash is Coronary heart Machine’s imaginative and prescient of the journey platformer,” sport designer Alx Preston stated of Photo voltaic Ash earlier this 12 months. “The enormous areas, the texture of motion, the movement of fight, and the excessive stakes battles atop huge beasts all come collectively to deliver gamers one thing we expect is extremely distinctive, and extra importantly, enjoyable.”
In our evaluate of the developer’s Hyper Gentle Drifter, we praised the top-down motion sport for its mixture of story and gameplay: “It replaces conventional narrative buildings with moods, however punctuates these contemplative, quiet moments with fixed scenes of breakneck, pitch-perfect motion. Getting these two components to not solely coexist however thrive collectively is a needle that Hyper Gentle Drifter confidently threads.”