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E3 2021

Solar Ash Trailer Provides A New Look At One Of Its Massive Bosses

by Marcus Stewart on Jun 10, 2021 at 01:57 PM

Summer Game Fest gave us another look at Solar Ash, the upcoming game by Heart Machine, developer of Hyper Light Drifter. The game arrives later this year and a short gameplay teaser only raised our excitement for the trippy adventure.

Solar Ash stars Rei, a voidrunner which is kind of like a cosmic spelunker. Rei’s homeworld is on the verge of being consumed by a massive black hole called the Ultravoid, so she dives headfirst into the void to look for a way to save her planet. Solar Ash is all about high-speed platforming, and the gameplay largely consists of Rei skating and jumping her way around a variety of obstacles across beautiful alien landscapes with some hack 'n' slash combat along the way.

During her journey she’ll take down Remnants, giant beasts that occupy the Ultravoid. Today’s video gave us a glimpse of a hawk-like Remnant and how Rei will tackle it. Similar to Shadow of the Colossus, players will need to get aboard these massive beasts and stay attached as long as possible to take them down. We still don’t know a ton about the overall plot and lore of the game, but we’re enamored with the game’s smooth traversal, world design, and soundtrack. 

Unfortunately, we still didn’t get an exact release date for Solar Ash but it’s coming in the next few months to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. To see more of Solar Ash in action, check out its previous trailer during Sony’s State of Play in February. 

Be sure to check out the other big news coming out of Summer Games Fest including the new Elden Ring gameplay trailer, Borderlands spin-off Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, and a look at the new Evil Dead game

How do you think Solar Ash is shaping up? Let us know down in the comments!

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Solar Ash

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
December 2, 2021 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC), 
September 14, 2023 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One)