The debut title from Swedish indie developer Wishfully Studios was announced during the opening presentation for the Summer Game Fest last night. It is being published by veteran publisher Thunderful Games, who are responsible for indie darlings such as Lonely Mountains: Downhilland Say No! More. The trailer immediately gripped many, especially thanks to its incredible soundtrack and stunning Ghibli-esque visuals. There were quite a few details showcased within the harrowingly beautiful trailer. However, the most intriguing detail is the fact that this is not a game about war. According to the developers:
This is not a story about war. This is a story about a vibrant, beautiful planet –and the journey to keep it that way.
Planet of Lana is a side-scrolling adventure title with “unique companion based gameplay”. The player must explore this vibrant world alongside their companion in an attempt to save their world from invaders. According to the developers, the story “stretches across galaxies and centuries” which is certainly an interesting and ambitious prospect. Planet of Lana involves puzzles and stealth gameplay, and also includes “challenging action sequences”. Here’s just some of what you can expect in Planet of Lana:
Explore a stunningly detailed and hand-painted world
Solve challenging puzzles
Use stealth to carefully navigate around dangerous situations
Encounter action-packed sequences
Uncover an epic story about friendship and bravery
Release Date & Price
Planet of Lana will be launching exclusively for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Steam. It will launch in late 2022. There is currently no word on its price. Head on over to its Steam store page to wishlist it. That way you’ll be notified whenever any new information drops. You can also check out its latest trailer here: What are your thoughts? Let us know down in the comments below.