clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Hyper Light Drifter studio reveals new project, Solar Ash Kingdom

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

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

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.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.