Are you looking to take to the stars? Residual is coming to console and PC later this year.
The first new release from the relaunched legendary publisher Apogee Entertainment, Residual is a brand new breed of survival platformer, one that has been created by the OrangePixel team, before readying itself to crash-land onto Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PC and Nintendo Switch later this year, with a Q3 2021 release planned.
Residual thrusts you into a uniquely generated alien world, one in which you begin to play out the life of a survivor of a crashed spaceship. Your goal? To escape. Hopefully.
It’s here where you’ll get the chance to explore a strange world within a forgotten galaxy, uncovering ancient lore and mysteries that have been hidden for centuries miles beneath the surface. Delivered to console and PC later this year by those at Apogee Entertainment, the industry luminaries who have previously been behind Duke Nukem, Prey, Wolfenstein 3D, and Max Payne, Residual will introduce players to an unpredictable survival adventure. You see, the unique Nature Engine (one that has not been based on either Unity or Unreal) is capable of generating thousands of possible planets with radically different temperatures, plant life, weather and terrain on every playthrough.
This will mean that no matter where you land, you’ll need to spend time harvesting food and finding warmth, if only to make it through the night. You’ll also be able to unearth precious metals to craft sci-fi survival tools like teleporters and force fields, all while keeping an eye out for dangerous storms that threaten from above and the traps of a mysterious, long-lost species which guard the labyrinth of caves below.
Residual strives for an accessible experience that anyone can enjoy. Solving light puzzles and thinking up creative, freeform solutions for avoiding confrontation is just the start of it, and with the option to choose from a male, female, or non-binary protagonist, you’ll fast be thrust out onto this adventure with your snarky, humorous robot companion – the Personal Disaster Bot (a.k.a. Peedy-B) – in tow. Unfortunately this guide just so happens to think it’s the star of this galactic story!
“When designing Residual, my goal was to offer players something brand new every time they sat down to play,” said Pascal Bestebroer of one-man studio OrangePixel. “Every world tells its own story, shaped by your personal journey through it. The experience will always be challenging, but never unfair, and a rich story awaits for those who choose to seek it.”
Residual plans to open up a galaxy map on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC in Q3 2021. For now, hit up the trailer and let us know what you think.