Trek to Yomi announced with trailer at Devolver MaxPass+

Trek to Yomi is a monochrome and stylish side-scrolling samurai adventure that was revealed today at the highly hyped Devolver MaxPass+ presentation.


Devolver Digital always puts out an insanely over-produced show with some top tier game reveals and this year was no exception. Trek to Yomi was one of the games unveiled today during Devolver MaxPass+ and E3 2021. Showing off an incredibly detailed black and white film art style, Trek to Yomi is planned for release in 2022 for PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

The Devolver MaxPass+ gave us a look at some of the most stylish indie games to be announced at E3 2021 in a day saturated with amazing looking indies across multiple showcases. None were perhaps quite as striking as Trek to Yomi from Leonard Menchiari and Flying Wild Hog. Calling back to classic Kurosawa samurai films, the roughly one-minute long trailer gives us a glimpse at some truly awe-inspiring gameplay and cutscenes.

The new trailer immediately opens with the disclaimer, 'actual gameplay, nothing pre-recorded', and if this statement holds up, then indie game and Criterion collection fans everywhere are going to be very happy. Co-creator Leonard Menchiari has a couple of visually impressive games already released to Steam, with The Eternal Castle: [REMASTERED] featuring expertly crafted 2-bit CGA art and animation, and RIOT: Civil Unrest providing a pixelated political take on the RTS genre. With help from frequent Devolver Digital partner, Flying Wild Hog, Trek to Yomi appears to be Menchiari's next stop with crafting eye-catching experiences.

The art style is nothing short of arresting and Trek to Yomi should be quite an interesting feat when it releases sometime in 2022. We have more news on all the games announced at Devolver MaxPass+, so you won't miss a thing. For more E3 2021 reveals, trailers, and information, Shacknews is your source for it all.

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From the test launch of the NES in New York to 4K gaming in his living room, Bryan Lefler has been immersed in video games his entire life. Battle tested in the arena shooters of the turn of the century yet kind to all animals that may cross him, Bryan enjoys a breadth of games but strives to be the best in any contest of digital skill. He is a former esports competitor and has been part of the Shacknews community for over 15 years. You can also catch him on skankcore64 streams on the Shacknews Twitch channel where he plays through the N64 library and follow him on Twitter @skankcore.

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