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Solar Ash Release Date Revealed For October 2021 | Screen Rant

Heart Magazine’s next game, Solar Ash, just got an official 2021 release date. The reveal came at the end of a trailer that premiered as a part of the recent Annapurna Interactive Showcase.

Since its reveal back in 2019, Solar Ash has been the subject of intrigue and praise owing to its stunning art style, smooth movement mechanics, and beautifully melancholy soundtrack. The game is set in the same universe as Heart Machine’s first outing Hyper Light Drifter, though Solar Ash looks to have a wildly different aesthetic and gameplay philosophy and is not intended to be a direct sequel. Players will assume the role of a character known simply as Rei as she embarks on a treacherous journey to save her homeworld from imminent destruction. That’s just about all that has been revealed when it comes to the Solar Ash‘s story, with most of the promotional material centering on the game’s tangible atmosphere and abstract visual style.

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Players looking forward to the game now have one more piece of information, at least: its release date. During the game’s slot in Annapurna Interactive’s summer press event, Heart Magazine showed off a tranquil trailer that gave off major Breath of the Wild vibes. During the closing title, it was revealed that the game would officially drop on October 26, 2021. Leading up to this, the trailer consisted mainly of short gameplay snippets showcasing a little bit more of Solar Ash‘s level design, traversal mechanics, and creatures, doing its part to hype fans up for the release that is months away.

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Anyone following coverage of Solar Ash will likely be relieved to hear that the game is not another victim of COVID-related delays. The news that it is releasing so soon is also very exciting, though not particularly surprising given how historically competitive the gaming market gets during the holiday season. As a unique and striking release from one of gaming’s darlings, a mid-fall date seems like the perfect fit.

With the surprisingly popular Death’s Door dropping on Xbox consoles earlier this summer, Solar Ash could be Sony’s chance to respond and cover more ground in the indie gaming space. Considering the robust and impressive library of big-budget PlayStation exclusives from the past few years, it’s great to see that PS4 and PS5 owners will have the chance to get their hands on something that marches to the beat of its own drum. How Solar Ash compares to other Sony-exclusive titles will be ultimately determined upon its fast-approaching release.

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Solar Ash will be gliding onto PS4, PS5, and PC on October 26, 2021.

Source: Annapurna Interactive/Youtube