Hyper Light Drifter team’s new game, Solar Ash, arrives in October

Hyper Light Drifter designer Heart Device will launch its next video game, the 3D action-platformer Solar Ash, on Oct. 26, publisher Annapurna Interactive revealed Thursday. Solar Ash is concerning PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC through the Impressive Games Shop.

Heart Device initially exposed Solar Ash in 2019 (as Solar Ash Kingdom). Gamers handle the function of Rei, a Voidrunner who will journey through a vibrant, elegant world as she battles to conserve her world from the Ultravoid. The designer assures fluid controls, with rail-grinding, grappling, and cloud browsing.

Solar Ash is Heart Machine’s vision of the adventure platformer,” video game designer Alx Preston stated of Solar Ash previously this year. “The giant spaces, the feel of movement, the flow of combat, and the high stakes battles atop enormous beasts all come together to bring players something we think is incredibly unique, and more importantly, fun.”

In our evaluation of the designer’s Hyper Light Drifter, we applauded the top-down action video game for its mix of story and gameplay: “It replaces traditional narrative structures with moods, but punctuates those contemplative, quiet moments with constant scenes of breakneck, pitch-perfect action. Getting those two elements to not only coexist but thrive together is a needle that Hyper Light Drifter confidently threads.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.