Team17 has announced a partnership with Danish indie developer Adrian Lazar to bring Planet Alpha to Nintendo Switch in 2018.

Planet Alpha is an atmospheric side-scrolling platform adventure game which combines fast platforming, creative puzzles, stealth mechanics, and a visually striking art style. Waking up on a strange alien world that is home to many mysterious, exotic flora and fauna, you are tasked with exploring the world around you, uncovering the ability to rotate and control the planet as you do so.

Development on Planet Alpha initially began in 2013 with Lazar working on the game solo in his spare time. Since then, though, he has recruited a small international team to support development and now has the backing of Team17 to publish the game, too.

“Planet Alpha is the work of passion of a small but very ambitious team. We are building something special and we’re putting everything we have into it. Developing the game for over 4 years has been a roller coaster, so when we looked for a publisher we were very selective."

No precise release date has been announced for the game just yet, but we'll be keeping an eye out for this one when it arrives sometime later this year. Is this game going on your wishlist?