Planet of Lana was one of many indies presented at Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest Kickoff which is the unofficial start of the E3 season. It looks absolutely wonderful. Billed as a cinematic puzzle adventure game, Planet of Lana follows a young girl and her felinesque companion Mui as they traverse a planet that, once idyllic, is now threatened by alien creatures.
Developed by Wishfully and published by Thunderful, the game is billed as “a hand-painted adventure,” and it shows in some beautiful panoramic vistas and landscapes. The game appears to center around exploration and puzzle solving in a side-scrolling format, where gorgeous environments serve as the backdrop for troublesome obstacles and encounters with possibly dangerous creatures.
“A planet that used to be a place of undisturbed balance between human, nature and animal has now become something else entirely,” the game’s official website reads. “The disharmony that had been in the making for hundreds of years has finally arrived in the form of a faceless army. But this is not a story about war. This is a story about a vibrant, beautiful planet –and the journey to keep it that way.”
You can learn more about Planet of Lana by checking out the official website, which highlights the splendor of the aforementioned vistas and landscapes. The game will support for 4K resolution and 60 fps playback, which should lead to a sumptuous animated experience, moreso if HDR support ends up being one of the features in its final release.
Planet of Lana is an Xbox exclusive slated for release in late 2022 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PCs via Steam and the Microsoft Store. With a release date this far into the next year, we’ll have to wait and see whether Planet of Lana will be made available on Xbox Game Pass.