Ubi’s Outland is Prince of Persia crossed with Ikaruga

Thursday, 2nd September 2010 20:10 GMT By Patrick Garratt


It’s a fantasy platformer with Ikaruga-style colour-switching. Glad that’s sorted.

IGN’s posted a preview and screens of Outland, Ubisoft’s PAX reveal.


Outland can best be described as a cross between retro platformers like Prince of Persia or Out of This World and the color-switching of shoot ‘em up Ikaruga. You control an acrobatic fellow as he explores a lush, dense jungle. It’s a 2D game but there is a great sense of depth in the background with swaying branches and colorful wildlife.

The animation for all the characters is really terrific.

There can’t be anything else to add to “really terrific.” And yet there is. Apparently the hero switches between light and dark forms to solve stuff, and you’ll play bits where you flick between the two to avoid bullet sprays.

Large levels, “golem,” blah. PSN and XBLA. No date.



  1. DJ Deathstar

    Looks like another brilliant Digital release to add to the list!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. onlineatron

    Worth mentioning it’s from Housemarque, developers of Super Stardust HD and the upcoming Dead Nation.

    Speaking of Dead Nation, anyone in the beta care to share their thoughts on it?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    any vids, sounds intriguing

    #3 4 years ago
  4. The_Red

    Is it just me or is Ubi doing better with their downloadable games than their retail ones (At least in terms of quality).
    They have Rayman Begins, From Dust and now this.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. xino

    “You control an acrobatic fellow as he explores ”

    instant fail for me!

    It should be
    “You control a sword fighter as he Hacks n Slashes”

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    @4 – nope your right =/

    #6 4 years ago
  7. DJ Deathstar


    You’re not wrong! Those games are looking awesome, i can’t wait for Rayman Origins, the animation in the trailer for it looks immense

    #7 4 years ago
  8. The Hindle

    Seriously i hope Ubisoft do a 3d version of this, id be all over it. This looks amazing as well.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. KrazyKraut

    oh mates…i only like physical copies…i liked the demo of Flower but still didnt get it. Lucky that there was a Blu Ray Version of The last guy :)

    #9 4 years ago
  10. The_Red

    Glad to hear I’m not alone. I’m seriously in love with From Dust and the Rayman Origins trailer was insanely beautiful and awesome.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. onlineatron

    Wait… @KrazyKraut.

    You’re post baffles me in to Nth degree.

    1) Why don’t you like Downloadable titles?

    2) Flower is awesome, buy.


    #11 4 years ago
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  13. KrazyKraut

    i know…its krazy…but, as a serious collector I like to have it in my hands you know.ofc i will buy…i just wait till Journey is out…I have some hope that they bring a Thatgamecomapany collection on blu-ray with all their games out. but….yeah..just hope.

    yes TLG is on blu-ray in Japan, but with English subs. I didnt know it too…till 2 weeks ago. I checked all soon ending games on and saw it ^^ and got it ^^ and love it^^ check ebay US.

    You know…nothing against the PSN/XBL only games, but….I just prefer physical stuff.

    #13 4 years ago
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