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Solar Ash, also titled Solar Ash Kingdom during its development, is an upcoming single-player 3D action-adventure platformer developed by Heart Machine and published by Annapurna Interactive. Solar Ash is a third-person perspective game where the huge world, the feel of movement, the flow of combat, and the epic battles against enormous beasts have been created to be unique, exciting, and, above all, fun. Solar Ash is going to be released on PC, PS4, and PS5.

Key features

  • Plot: The game is set in the same universe as Hyper Light Drifter, more specifically in the Ultravoid, a really massive black hole which has been consuming everything that has crossed its path. You will take control of Rei, a brave Void Runner who has dared to venture into this anomaly as a last effort to save her world.

  • Solar Ash Gameplay: The Solar Ash’s controls are going to be as polished as the studio’s previous title. You will play an agile character able to speed across the huge world with abilities akin to skating, climbing, and more. The game’s core is focused on speed, movement, and agility.

  • Solar Ash combat and bestiary: The combat system is presented as simple, fast, and fluid to encourage flow. Along your journey to save your world, you will encounter various violent creatures who will scale to greater and greater sizes, some of them will require speed and precise timing to defeat such as huge, ferocious, serpent-like sentinels who hold the key to your quest.

Solar Ash Trailer

The first Solar Ash trailer was revealed on June 12, 2020, it reveals some details about the plot and showcases a few gameplay features:

Solar Ash Gameplay Trailer

The last Solar Ash gameplay trailer was revealed on February 25, 2021 during the Sony PlayStation's State of Play 2021 livestream, the universe is explained in more detail and overall gameplay features are presented:

Solar Ash release date

Solar Ash is scheduled to be released on December 2, 2021 on all supported platforms.

Is Solar Ash free?

Solar Ash is not free, the price is not available yet.

Age Rating

The game is rated Teen and is suitable for 13+, it contains blood and fantasy violence.

System requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 (64 bit)

  • CPU: Intel Core Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz or AMD FX-8120

  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850

  • Memory: 8GB RAM

  • Storage: 15GB

Other alternatives

If you want to start the Heart Machine adventure from the beginning you must play to Hyper Light Drifter.

Other platform

Solar Ash is available on PC through the Epic Store, and PS4/PS5.

Image: Epic Games, Wikipedia

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