Published on December 10th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning

The Game Awards: Planet of Lana Trailer Showcases Thrilling Chase & New Desert Environment

Thunderful Publishing and independent developer Wishfully Studios have released a new trailer for 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.

Planet of Lana’s debut announcement trailer introduced 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. This trailer 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…

During the game’s appearance at The Game Awards yesterday, it was also revealed that 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.” Set on an alien world, Planet of Lana tells 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. 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. Further details on Planet of Lana’s gameplay, story and performance profiles for other devices in the Xbox family of consoles will be shared at a later date.

Planet of Lana stunning hand-painted visuals, unforgettable story and epic soundtrack will be coming exclusively to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via Steam® and the Windows 10 Store in late 2022.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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