You may have picked up on Rain Games’ second title, World to the West at the likes of PAX West, GDC and Gamescom. Well now further news has been revealed – that of the official release date and latest gameplay trailer.

First things first, World to the West will arrive on Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and PC come May 5th 2017. The Xbox One version (as that is what we are interested in), will be priced at 24,99 $ / 24,99 € digitally, whilst a full worldwide physical release will see a price tag of 29,99 $ / 29,99 attached.

A standalone followup to Teslagrad, the puzzling indie hit that conquered the world three years ago, World to the West is a 3D action adventure with a cartoony art style, inspired by all those light-hearted RPGs that made us face the challenges with a smile. There will be a vast world of blue skies and dark caves awaiting you as you try to unveil the mysteries of an ancient prophecy.

Four characters will help you out on this journey: Lumina the Teslamancer, Knaus the underdog, Miss Teri the treasure hunter and the gloriously mustachioed strongman, Lord Clonington. Each comes with their own storyline and abilities, of which you can check out in the new gameplay trailer below.

Peter Meldahl, Rain Games’ CEO, says: “It has been great to be able to finally use words in our storytelling- In our previous game, fan favorite Teslagrad, we told the entire narrative through the visuals of the game world and the direct actions of characters. Voiceless storytelling suited that title really well, but it did leave a lot unsaid. We are still not fans of big exposition dumps, but now the names and history of characters, monsters and other things can be picked up intuitively through the dialog in the game.”

World to the West will be shown at EGX Rezzed in London between the 30th March – 1st April, and after winning the Best in Play Award at this year’s GDC is something that is very highly anticipated.

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