Solar Ash gets new trailer during Summer Game Fest 2021

Annapurna Interactive and Heart Machine showed off the latest look at Solar Ash at the Summer Game Fest 2021 showcase.


The highly stylistic Solar Ash is set to show up on PC and consoles later this year, and bringing cosmic running and action when it arrives. It’ll still be a bit before we get to play it, but during Summer Game Fest 2021, we got our latest look at a new trailer for Solar Ash, showing off more of the interesting traversal in the game and more of the battles and interaction with the large creatures that make up its interesting ecosystem.

Annapurna Interactive and Heart Machine showed off the latest trailer for Solar Ash during the Summer Game Fest 2021 showcase on June 10, 2021. This latest trailer focuses on a single and daunting enemy encounter. As the protagonist travels along the world, a giant and corrupted avian creature makes its appearance known. After spotting the player, it engages in battle. We get to see the protagonist skate a line up to the top of a tower and then climb on board the giant beast, delivering hits to various specifically marked points on its body. You can see the trailer in action below.

If Solar Ash’s neon-filled action looks familiar, that’s because it’s from the folks who brought us Hyper Light Drifter. Solar Ash oozes with personality as you go on a celestial journey to destroy the Void which is corrupting the world and its creatures. Shown first on the PlayStation blog in June 2020, and then again during a February 2021 PlayStation State of Play, Solar Ash looks like it fits the outlandish style we’ve come to associate with Annapurna games while also offering very uniquely fast-paced and action-oriented gameplay among the usually more meditative Annapurna affairs.

Solar Ash is expected to land sometime in 2021 on PS4, PS5, and the Epic Games Store on PC, though we still don’t have a concrete release date just yet. Stay tuned as we keep an eye out for that detail as well as further Solar Ash updates as they come later this year.

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