Game News Planet of Lana: discover the Limbo gameplay with Ghibli sauce during the Summer Game Fest 2022
It was finally not during the launch party of the Summer Game Fest, but during the Day of the Devs that the intriguing Planet of Lana was shown. This dreamlike independent game unveiled during E3 2021 has resurfaced and this time with gameplay.
Planet of Lana, a dreamlike adventure worthy of Ghibli
When it was announced last year, Planet of Lana particularly caught our eye. It must be said that with its original DA, the independent title had something to captivate the eye and soak up memories. Add to that an adventure reminiscent of that of The castle in the Sky Where Spirited away and you still get a very enticing little game. We indeed follow a young girl evolving in a fantastic world where strange machines and creatures coexist.
In short, the game fully meets the credo of its creators, the Swedes at Wishfully. What is it? And many develop games following their passion for “stunning artwork, storytelling and innovative designs”. On the other hand, we hadn’t really had a lot of gameplay images so far. Fortunately, the conference Day of the Devs was an opportunity to remedy this terrible lack.
Limbo and Ico
As we imagined, it is in the vein of Limbo that Planet of Lana is placed. A side-scrolling platform game, it does not leave much room for action, but more for reflection and contemplation. You will thus find some small enigmas blocking your progress in this world always so pleasing to the eye.
In this trip, you will not be alone since little Miu will accompany you. This pet will be able to perform a few tasks to help you move forward, but also to support you throughout this adventure. In many respects, the relationship between the two protagonists seems similar to that which Fumito Ueda seeks to put in his titles (ICO, The Last Guardian…). Despite everything, the developers promise us a unique adventure, which we look forward to discovering.
In contrast, still no release date for the title, even if the deadline begins to approach. Indeed, Planet of Lana is planned for this year on Xbox and PC. That said, we’re not immune to seeing it land again in one of the upcoming Summer Game Fest talks, this time with a release date, who knows.
About the Summer Game Fest
What is Summer Game Fest?
No E3 this year, but we can still count on another world-class event: the Summer Game Fest, a big show dedicated to announcements of video games to come this year or the following years. It was in 2020 that journalist and host Geoff Keighley launched this now unmissable festival for the first time. Last year, the show featured stunning images from Elden Ring; so inevitably, the third iteration raises high expectations.
When does Summer Game Fest 2022 start?
The Summer Game Fest is this Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. The show will once again be followed by a Day of the Devs session devoted to the independent scene.
How to follow the Summer Game Fest 2022?
On JV, we will react live to announcements from the LeStream channel alongside Maxildan and Aymeric Lallée in particular. The show will also be directly visible as a teaser on JV’s homepage. And for those who prefer reading, you will of course find our news throughout the conference. A written summary will also be available
What is the program for Summer Game Fest 2022?
Among the games not to miss, there is in particular the heir to Dead Space, The Callisto Protocol, which shows us its first gameplay images. For its part Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 presents us with its first level. Also on the program: Gotham Knights, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, the first game from Aaryn Flynn’s studio (ex-Bioware) Nightingale, the JRPG One Piece Odyssey, the free-to-play Warframe or even Planet of Lana. Geoff Keighley further announced: “We have a few new game announcements for this show and hopefully a few surprises if all goes well. But it’s definitely a show that mostly focuses on things that are foretold.”