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Ubisoft's Outland To Combine Darkness, Traps, And Platforming

It will also have big men with equally large skull-poundy things.

Classics like Ikaruga and Prince of Persia are two of the core inspirations behind a new Ubisoft-published game called Outland, a just-announced and upcoming downloadable that seeks to merge the interplay of light and darkness with the running, jumping, action, and fantasy of a traditional platform-based title.

As you can see just below, Outland will feature a creative visual style that is high on color and environment. The game might also play with scale a bit, if that Hoplite-looking dude is a fair indication of the kind of things we can expect to see in the game regularly.
 

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Details are light, but publisher Ubisoft has spent some time discussing atmosphere in Outland. According to a recent press release, the game will feature a world on the very brink of destruction--a world that is divided and apparently sways between light and chaos. As the protagonist, we'll be putting a stop to the flip-flopping into the latter.

Outland will debut at PAX in Seattle starting this afternoon and will be available to see through September 5 at Ubisoft's booth. It is being developed by Super Stardust HD creators Housemarque and has a tentative "early" 2011 release date on both Xbox Live Arcade and PSN.     
 

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Classics like Ikaruga and Prince of Persia are two of the core inspirations behind a new Ubisoft-published game called Outland, a just-announced and upcoming downloadable that seeks to merge the interplay of light and darkness with the running, jumping, action, and fantasy of a traditional platform-based title.

As you can see just below, Outland will feature a creative visual style that is high on color and environment. The game might also play with scale a bit, if that Hoplite-looking dude is a fair indication of the kind of things we can expect to see in the game regularly.
 

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Details are light, but publisher Ubisoft has spent some time discussing atmosphere in Outland. According to a recent press release, the game will feature a world on the very brink of destruction--a world that is divided and apparently sways between light and chaos. As the protagonist, we'll be putting a stop to the flip-flopping into the latter.

Outland will debut at PAX in Seattle starting this afternoon and will be available to see through September 5 at Ubisoft's booth. It is being developed by Super Stardust HD creators Housemarque and has a tentative "early" 2011 release date on both Xbox Live Arcade and PSN.     
 

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Cool pics.
 
Edit: Finely!

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looks very smooth and has a great look.

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I'm amazed that the GB team is clearly posting some new stuff but seems to have looked over the Duke Nukem: Forever announcement thus far.

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@Dedodido: they talked about it in the bombcast though 
 
looks pretty that game!
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Silhouette is the new hotness.

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Looks cool.

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Ubisoft ... Run!

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You know guys, not every indie downloadable title has to be a 2d sidescroller.

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Looks pretty, I'd say. Pretty indeed.

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Looks very sharp!

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Looks Gorgeous! Excited to hear more about this from PAX 

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Oh wow, that looks really really nice. 

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Hmm... makes me think of N with combat and pretty visuals.

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Art style looks nice.

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That pic is amazing. I'll be following this closely.

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great!  more 2d puzzle platformers is just fine with me.

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@MarkWahlberg said:
" ooooooh pretty pretty  "
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Edited By Jazz • 

Man, I was hoping for Jackie Estacado and the Darklings to return. 
 
@DaBuddaDa said:

" You know guys, not every indie downloadable title has to be a 2d sidescroller. "
Yes, they really do. Unless it's a shmup....
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Looks amazing. Patapon meets SotC meets Oddworld. Hope the gameplay holds up.

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Hmmm... looks very pretty - therefore i'll be interested to see more of this game :).

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ar man, I love me some more 2d platformers. We just seem to be spoilt for choice these days.

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I love the art style. Games like this are why I love Ubisoft.

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Interplay reference or am I just being way too nostalgic? I am Delphinely getting some Fade to Black Flashbacks that are Out of This World here.

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yay! will play!

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With those arts they still not baying me! 

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Giant enemies!? 2D Platformer!? Count me in, Mo-Fo!

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Sharp art style, should be interesting to see if their is gameplay to support it.  "Darkness, traps, and platforming" don't seem like original enough gimmicks to warrant a purchase from me.

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@DaBuddaDa said:
" You know guys, not every indie downloadable title has to be a 2d sidescroller. "
You're right, not just every indie downloadable title has to be that. Every game, indie, big studio, downloadable or retail has to be that. Period.
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Loving the aesthetic, but I need to see some gameplay.

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I have no idea what this is but from that screenshot it looks to be pretty epic. Niice

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i look forward to anything made by the guys behind Suer Stardust HD