Indie developer Serenity Forge has confirmed that its first title on Nintendo Switch - Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition - will be arriving on the console next week.

The game is a third-person action-adventure that features an old-school sci-fi story full of mystery and intrigue (the trailer above is fittingly gripping). While seeking life on a distant planet, an astronaut discovers an abandoned Russian town. At first, the astronaut suspects that the whole mission is a hoax; that is until a mysterious young woman saves him from a strange and deadly phenomenon.

After a hard landing on the planet, the astronaut discovers that, rather than being rich with life as originally suggested, it is instead a barren wasteland. He soon discovers evidence that humans have already been to this planet years ago, stumbling across that deserted Soviet-era Russian town in the process. Did his light-speed travel to the planet send him back in time? Or is this all some strange Cold War hoax? That's up to the player to find out.

Equipped with a limited-use jet-pack and a mobile robotic arm, you'll be using your wits and skill to solve puzzles, unravel the mystery, and survive the Lifeless Planet. If you want to see a little more from the game, feast your eyes on this selection of screenshots below.

Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition launches on Switch on 6th September. The game is currently available for pre-purchase with a 25% discount on the Switch eShop in North America - this option will also be available in Europe from tomorrow.

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