Whether you’ve been following Tolga Ay’s Remnants of Naezith from its first appearance in 2016 or this is your first time hearing about it, you’ll want to check out the release trailer that went up recently on the game’s official Youtube channel. In just one-and-a-half short minutes, you’ll see fast-paced, high-flying platformer action coupled with some absolutely gorgeous art design. Before I get into the specifics, though, I’ll let the trailer speak for itself:
There’s a lot to take in here. Compared with earlier promotional footage, the Remnants of Naezith seems to have picked up even more speed, and certainly more polish. The movement is tighter, the flash flashier. Additionally, there’s more focus on the game’s multiplayer features. The level creator and leaderboards appear with greater detail. At one point we even see two players on-screen at the same time. There’s a good chance this is part of the “top-player replay” feature and not bonafide co-op, but it sure looks cool either way.
What stands out the most, however, is the cohesion that this trailer demonstrates. While Remnants of Naezith has always looked like a fantastic grappling-hook simulator, the creative elements have taken a back-seat. Now, however, the story and setting are on full display. In the trailer, you can finally start to feel something beyond just the rush of a fantastic physics engine. You can start to feel the hybrid aesthetic of dark fantasy and ’80s neon that the developer has successfully brought together.
Remnants of Naezith is set for a February 6th release date. You can find it on Steam or check out the game’s website. In the meantime, keep resisting that urge to buy your own grappling hook on Amazon. I know I will be.