It’s been quite awhile since we’ve seen anything from Vane, the hallucinatory adventure game from Tokyo-based indie team Friend & Foe. However, we got a new trailer today during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase showing off new footage of the game as well as a release date.
The game will launch on the PlayStation 4 on January 15, 2019 and is available to pre-order starting today on the PlayStation Store. Those who pre-order will get a dynamic theme based on the game and PlayStation Plus members get a 20% discount on it. You can read more about Vane below.
Set in a ruined desert, Vane is an exploratory journey, where players will transform between bird and child form to unravel the land’s mysteries and create a path forward through this expansive landscape filled with ominous caves, mysterious machinery and harrowing storms. As they roam this mythical wasteland, the world reacts to their passage, evolving and building into something altogether different.
Vane is the culmination of more than four years of development by the Tokyo-based expat studio Friend & Foe Games, a team with AAA experience spanning titles like The Last Guardian, Killzone, Battlefield 3, and Bionic Commando. Developed with the conviction that players should find their own path through the world, Vane is an enigmatic and unnerving game that aims to leave an impact. The result is a minimalistic, stark environment that encourages exploration just to the edge of getting lost, all set to an all-original brooding synth soundtrack.
“With Vane, we wanted to make a game that emphasizes mood and atmosphere over more conventional mechanics,” said Art Director Rasmus Deguchi. “While loosely inspired by titles like Journey and Ico, we wanted to make something different. A little more unsettling. A little more surprising. A little more primal. It’s been a long and wild journey making Vane and we can’t wait for the world to experience what we’ve cooked up!”