Ubisoft’s Outlander: It’s like Ikaruga, but a platformer

Trying to create noise from the deafening silence following the announcement of Bloody Good Time, Ubisoft has revealed Outland, an upcoming platformer adventure inspired by games like Prince of Persia… and Ikaruga.

Here’s the official line on this one: “Outland puts players in the middle of a world of balance and chaos where their efforts allow them to bridge the ancient divide, or doom the world to destruction. Each player’s adventure will take them between light and darkness and force them to adapt to an ever-changing world. This light versus dark core gameplay is inspired by the arcade classic Ikaruga.”

So it’s a platformer, but it’s like Ikaruga. I think that’s qualifies as “awesome,” and it looks wonderful, too. The title is being developed by Super Stardust HD studio, Housemarque, and will be available for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in early 2011.

If you’re in Seattle for PAX, you can stop by Ubisoft’s booth and check it out.

Nick Chester