We already knew that Planet of Lana was looking beautiful, but the latest trailer which has dropped showcases that beauty brilliantly. It’s one you really won’t want to miss.
Thunderful Publishing and the independent developer Wishfully Studios have released a new trailer for the highly anticipated cinematic puzzle adventure Planet of Lana. This stunning one-shot sequence highlights the visual and gameplay contrasts in the game’s breathtaking hand-painted world, as the BAFTA-nominated composer Takeshi Furukawa scores the original soundtrack for this beautiful off-earth odyssey
Planet of Lana’s debut announcement trailer introduces us to scenic platforming and stealth gameplay through a lush world of green fields, rich forests and sparkling blue water. The new trailer gives us an exciting peek at another section of the game, showcasing a breakneck chase sequence through an epic desert environment. It also unveils more variants of the mysterious machines that have crashed onto Lana’s peaceful world. The smaller, spider-like droids first seen on the original reveal interact with larger flying automatons, while towering, monolithic walkers threaten to crush our heroes as they press on towards a mysterious destination…
Planet of Lana will be scored by multi award-winning and BAFTA-nominated composer Takeshi Furukawa. Thunderful and Wishfullly Studios are delighted to have Takeshi, known for his work on The Last Guardian, the Star Wars franchise and Star Trek: Enterprise, putting his incredible talent to work composing the game’s soundtrack.
“I’m always attracted to projects with a strong visual identity in combination with touching stories and universal themes,” said Takeshi Furukawa, composer of Planet of Lana. “But beyond the opportunity to provide emotional weight to this beautiful world, what intrigued me even more is the integral role that music plays in the story of the game.”
So what is Planet of Lana? Well, as we told back in the summer months, it is set on an alien world, telling the story of Lana and her loyal animal companion Mui as they embark on a rescue mission to save her sister. This touching tale is experienced through the lens of a cinematic side scrolling gameplay format, as players explore a colourful world full of stunning environments, strange creatures and dangerous machines.
From a gameplay perspective, Planet of Lana is an adventure filled with daring platforming, engaging puzzles, tense stealth sequences and a companion mechanic that connects Lana and Mui, allowing for unique gameplay and story moments using their abilities in tandem.
This off-world odyssey is tied together with a completely unique visual style that combines hand-drawn artwork, complex parallax layering and subtle use of 3D graphics to give the look of an interactive painting. What this means is that on high-end PCs and Xbox Series X, Planet of Lana will run at a native resolution of 4K (2160p) at 60 frames per second, allowing its incredible artwork to come to life.
Planet of Lana and the stunning hand-painted visuals, unforgettable story and epic soundtrack that are found within will be coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via Steam and the Windows 10 Store in late 2022. Further details in regards the gameplay, story and performance profiles for other devices will be shared at a later date.
For now though, just watch that trailer.