Lush 3D platformer Skylar & Plux to release next month

When talking about 3D platformers in 2017, it's important to make some kind of prediction re: whether 3D platformers are "coming back". Will they come back? Can they come back? Well, I don't know, but many are banking on the imminent release of Yooka-Laylee to prove one way or another. 

There's another 3D platformer coming soon as well: Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover island looks a bit more Ratchet & Clank than it does Banjo-Kazooie, but the basic ingredients of jumping and collecting appear intact. There's an island level, a volcano level, a snowy level and of course, a desert level. Ah, familiarity! Will you never get old?

"Go on an action-packed adventure, collect gadgets helping you explore a beautiful paradise and save it from destruction," the Steam blurb reads. "It’s up to Skylar Lynxe, our nimble and courageous heroine, and Plux Owlsley, the trusty sidekick, to prevent the villainous CRT from conquering their newfound home and turning it into a wasteland."

Skylar & Plus releases May 19. Here's a trailer announcing that, ladled with generous servings of gameplay footage.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.