A new trailer for the gorgeous side-scrolling adventure Planet of Lana has been released during the Day of the Devs stream, featuring the developers at Wishfully Studios and showing off more of the game world and the kinds of puzzles and situations you can expect to encounter. Planet of Lana is coming to Xbox and PC later in 2022.
Having debuted at E3 2021, we now get to see a lot more of what the game entails. Lana is on a mission to save her sister who has been kidnapped by an invading robot army. This isn’t Earth, but rather an alien world, and Lana soon bumps into and makes friends with the little creature called Mui.
This is where the puzzling comes in as you can also guide Mui to go and sit on switches and trigger things in the world that help Lana to progress, and then have Mui catch up. Mui also has the ability to control some of the world’s strange creatures and mechanisms, such as talking to a big blobby monster so that it fills a pool with water that was contained inside it. Mui, as it happens, is afraid of water, so you might have to work around that snag, but it’s small and agile and able to reach places that Lana cannot.
Of course, there’s also plenty of dangers in the world. Lana will have to avoid robots and monsters using a stealthy approach, hiding in thick grass, and the like to get ahead.
The game comes with a gorgeous art style, blending together hand-drawn art, parallax layering and some subtle 3D graphics to try and look like an interactive painting. It’ll be pin sharp on high-end PCs and Xbox Series X where it will run at a native 4K. We look forward to seeing more as it heads to release later this year.