Residual, a new breed of survival platformer from OrangePixel and legendary publisher Apogee Entertainment, crash-lands on Steam for PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on Thursday, September 9. The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 releases will arrive later this year.

Alone against the void, one explorer must survive an unpredictable alien world, generated anew with every fresh start. Repair the ship against incredible odds as rain lashes, high winds push back, blazing heat or chilling cold strike, and the secrets of a long-lost civilization make themselves known. Only creative puzzle-solving, resourceful crafting, and an eye for escaping subterranean doom will bring the intrepid spacefarer home.

Witness the Nature Engine, a proprietary procedural generation system which governs everything from climate and minerals to hostile plant life from a set of nature-based rules. For every planet among thousands of possibilities, a different ecosystem challenges what adventurers have learned with new twists. In the absence of fishing pools, find a new food source. In the face of long, cold nights, make haste to chart new ground during the day. Hot deserts bring plentiful solar power; what will you spend it on?

Choose between a male, female, or non-binary protagonist and venture forth alongside the quirkiest robot this side of the galactic core: your Personal Disaster Bot, Pedey-B! A constant companion, Pedey-B guides its friends through the journey, offering helpful advice, sarcastic well-meaning tips, and random commentary.

Residual lands on Thursday, September 9 on Steam for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch for $19.99 with support for 11 languages. The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 releases will follow later this year.

By Freddie Deighton

Freddie is a News Editor, Critic and the Resident Batman Expert at FilmHounds. He has a degree in Digital Film Production from Ravensbourne University London. To find out all of Freddie's film opinions go to his Letterboxd - TheDeightonator

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