Lovely Planet sequel gets a name and teaser

Lovely Planet Arcade

In an effort to be mildly confusing, the sequel to 2014's Lovely Planet (one of my favorite games of that year) will be called Lovely Planet Arcade. But it's not the same game repackaged as a downloadable Xbox 360 game, which is sort of what it sounds like—it's truly a new game.

Back in October, we learned that creator Vidhvat Madan is ditching the y-axis in the sequel for a new style of hyper-precise speedrunning, and that's reinforced by today's press release: no looking up or down. Also new are mirror and fast mode modifiers—as if Lovely Planet wasn't hard enough—and something about collecting evidence to "uncover the mysteries of the Arcade." But the y-axis change is the really interesting choice.

Lovely Planet Arcade will be playable at PAX South at the end of this month, and out on Steam in the summer. Until then, we have the strange, loud teaser above to enjoy.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the '80s and '90s, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on early PCs. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now, and PS1 classic Bushido Blade (that's right: he had Bleem!). Tyler joined PC Gamer in 2011, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.