Sayonara Wild Hearts

At the Game Awards last year, the first reveal was Sayonara Wild Hearts. Annapurna Interactive and Simogo showed off a trailer most viewers struggled to make sense of and said it would arrive on the Nintendo Switch at some point in 2019.

A new trailer has now confirmed this title will arrive later this month on 19th September. It's now also coming to PlayStation 4 and Apple Arcade. Here's a bit more about it, based on our impressions of the PAX West demo:

It’s self-described as a “pop album video game”, but what that translates to is basically an arcade game in love with its own technicolour styling. Sayonara Wild Hearts is drenched in style, meanwhile, the gameplay itself is almost indifferent to the player (that is, unless, you go looking for a challenge, in which Sayonora Hearts will hand your butt to you in a basket).

it’s a lane-switching auto-runner, so it’s about a person going forward, in circles, and flying all over time and space. You collect neon heart shapes that dot your path, guide you, and make your points go up. You can, in fact, do things like fall into cracks, fall off your on-rails track, or hit a wall, in which case the game resets you back a few seconds, like a skipping record, until you’re able to progress. At level’s end, the number of hearts you have determines your ranking, and that’s that.

Sayonara Wild Hearts launches a day before Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Untitled Goose Game. Oh, and the Switch Lite.

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