Chucklefish have released 25 minutes of new gameplay for developer Pixpil’s retro adventure RPG Eastward.
Announced in 2016, the game takes place in the near-future, where a toxic miasma is sapping life from the land, and bringing the human population to an all-time low. While everyone is living underground, a miner and a strange young girl seek to escape the despots of Sandfill, and venture into the land above via the cross-country railway.
Explore together or split up to solve puzzles, fend off foes, cook food to for stat boosts and abilities; all to retro music by Joel Corelitz (Death Stranding, Hohokum, The Unfinished Swan).
The new gameplay shows players buying the food, ammo, and gear they will need for the adventure ahead; then fighting foes with frying pans, flamethrowers, bombs, and possibly a little magic. The pair acting on their own is also shown, along with a rafting minigame.
You can find the new gameplay trailer (via IGN) below.
You can find the rundown (via Steam) below.
Next Stop… EASTWARD!
Eastward is a beautifully detailed and charming adventure game, from Shanghai-based indie developers, Pixpil.
In the near-future, society is starting to collapse, and the human population is at an all-time low. A deadly toxic presence has spread across the land, destroying and devouring everything in its path.
Those who could escape the miasma flocked to underground villages to start a new life. But for a hardworking miner and a mysterious young girl, the hope of a thriving outside world beckons…
Escape the tyrannical clutches of Sandfill’s subterranean society and join Eastward’s unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail.
Contains adult humour and some mature themes.
Travel the world
Discover the wonderfully weird world of Eastward. Climb aboard the cross-country railway which spans this decaying continent, stopping off to explore its bustling towns, curious campsites and shady forests.
FIGHT or FRY
Fend off peculiar monsters and ferocious bosses with John’s weapon of choice – be it a flamethrower, cog-shooter or your trusty ol’ frying pan. Feeling merciful? Try temporarily stunning them with Sam’s kinetic blast.
Mix Things Up
Switch between John and Sam to solve environmental puzzles and fight your way through formidable dungeons. Separate the duo to unlock hidden paths or stick together as you traverse a perilous landscape.
Small Town Life
Get to know a quirky cast of characters with oodles of personality! Immerse yourself in a heartwarming story-driven adventure, packed with fun and wacky humour.
Al Fresco Dining
Create deliciously authentic Eastwardian cuisine using (mostly) fresh, organic ingredients from toxic forests, potcrab farms and abandoned malls. These delicacies will grant health bonuses, power boosts and secret boons.
Bop along to a wonderfully upbeat soundtrack composed by Joel Corelitz (Death Stranding, Hohokum, The Unfinished Swan), with sound design from Irish studio, Hyperduck Soundworks (Dust: An Elysian Tail, Kingdom Rush)
Eastward is coming soon to Windows PC (via Steam), and Nintendo Switch.