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Hyper Light Drifter studio reveals new project, Solar Ash Kingdom

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Heart Machine offers few details on its stylish-looking new game

Hyper Light Drifter developer Heart Machine announced its next project Wednesday: It’s called Solar Ash Kingdom, and shares a similarly colorful and stylish aesthetic with the studio’s debut title. But beyond that, we don’t know much about the game.

A teaser trailer for Solar Ash Kingdom pans across an alien world full of rich pinks, purples, blues, and greens before revealing its hero, a lithe, gliding creature that appears to be armed with an energy-based melee weapon. The teaser cuts as our hero appears primed to attack a massive monocular orb creature. Unlike the top-down, pixelated Hyper Light Drifter, Solar Ash Kingdom looks to be a fully 3D title, with what appear to be side-scrolling segments.

Annapurna Interactive will publish Solar Ash Kingdom, which is bound for release on the Epic Games Store, according to the trailer.

In a statement to IGN, Heart Machine creator Alx Preston hinted at “incredible tech and key innovations” and storytelling through Solar Ash Kingdom’s world, characters, and gameplay.