E3 is right around the corner and Sony has released a trailer for an upcoming game EarthNight (yes, its one word). This year has already seen some spectacular download-only games such as Child of Light and Transistor. With online downloads becoming so prevalent its much easier to get these games to the masses; no discs, no shipping, and no middle man. Its hard to imagine that a game such as EarthNight getting funding for a physical release. But during modern gaming, its possible:
The game’s premise consists of the Dragon Apocalypse; an event in which dragons have driven humans off the planet. Nearly all of the video is comprised of gameplay footage. EarthNight is a rogue-like running game featuring simple controls, but promises plenty of depth and challenge. Gameplay looks fast and elegant, alternating between skydiving and running on the backs of dragons. Oh, did I mention that every element in this game is entirely hand-painted? Yup, just another reason to keep an eye on it. Its slated for release some time in 2014 on the PS4, then on the PS Vita in 2015.
Curtosy of the Playstation Blog