There’s good news and bad news for people looking forward to Planet of Lana. Wishfully Studios has announced that the game will be coming to Xbox Game Pass upon its release, but the caveat is that everyone will have to wait a little longer as it’s been delayed until Spring 2023. Planet of Lana is coming to Xbox and PC when it does launch.
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Writing on Xbox Wire, Creative Director Adam Stjärnljus explained, “We initially planned for Planet of Lana to launch this year, however as development has progressed throughout 2022, we realised that in order to meet our standards, we need a little more time to get Planet of Lana right and ensure it lives up to the vision we have presented for it so far. We also think that we owe this to you, the players, not to compromise this experience just to meet a date. We think the extra few months wait will be worth it and we thank you for your patience and understanding. Delaying a game is never an easy call to make, but with all the support we have received thus far, we hope to make everyone happy when it launches.”
Having debuted at E3 2021, each trailer for Planet of Lana has shown more and more of this gorgeous looking side-scrolling adventure. Lana is on a mission to save her sister who has been kidnapped by an invading robot army, but this isn’t on Earth, and Lana soon bumps into and makes friends with the little creature called Mui.
A gameplay reveal earlier this year showed puzzling where you can also guide Mui to go and sit on switches and trigger things in the world that help Lana to progress, and then have Mui catch up. Mui also has the ability to control some of the world’s strange creatures and mechanisms, such as talking to a big blobby monster so that it fills a pool with water that was contained inside it. Mui, as it happens, is afraid of water, so you might have to work around that snag, but it’s small and agile and able to reach places that Lana cannot.
Of course, there’s also plenty of dangers in the world. Lana will have to avoid robots and monsters using a stealthy approach, hiding in thick grass, and the like to get ahead.
Game delays have been a running theme in a few months that have been filled with delayed game after delayed game. Titles of all sizes have been postponed, from Dotemu holding back Metal Slug Tactics, 2K pushed back Midnight Suns, Warner Bros. did the same for Hogwarts Legacy, and on and on. Many titles have reached a critical point just 6-8 weeks before launch, giving in to the need to give development more time at pretty much the last moment.
Even with the delay to Planet of Lana, the game will be at Gamescom… and so will we! Look out for some hands on impressions in the next couple of weeks!
Source: Xbox Wire
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