Forgotten Key’s Aer Takes Flight on PC, PS4 & Xbox One in 2016


Daedalic Entertainment really is beginning to blossom as a top gaming studio beyond niche, PC-only adventure games, and it’s really nice to see. Whether it’s developing games in house, now for both PC and consoles like with Silence: The Whispered World 2, broadening beyond adventure games with titles like Blackguards and its brand new sequel, or helping to publish unique independent games, as is the case in the new partnership with Swedish studio Forgotten Key for the future release of Aer.

Described as a third-person action adventure game with flight exploration, Aer tells the story of Auk, a pilgrim girl gifted with the mystical power to transform into a bird and take to the skies, an ability players will need to use to navigate an open world of floating islands. (On a side note, it sure seems like there are a lot of games coming out that rely heavily on flying mechanics, doesn’t it?)

As with any game Daedalic gets involved with it seems, Aer stands out largely because of its magical visuals, which combine simple, low-poly textures and models with sort of a surreal fantasy tone. Just looking at stills recalls artistic masterpieces like Wind Waker and Journey.

Aer is still a long ways out from release, with Daedalic announcing plans to launch the game on PC/Mac/Linux, PS4, and Xbox One sometime in 2016. Forgotten Key has an old proof of concept trailer from 2013 if you’d like to at least get a taste of how the game is expected to look in motion, but for a more accurate and current representation of the game itself you’ll have to rely on the first screenshots seen below.








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