Ahead of an appearance on the show floor at GDC in San Francisco this week, remote game development studio Bonsai Collective is excited to lift the lid on fresh Luna Abyss content in the form of a brand new trailer.
The slick video spot – dubbed ‘At the Heart of Luna Abyss’ – was exclusively revealed at The MIX Spring Showcase on Friday and casts light upon the mysterious mimic moon that plays host to the mystery buried deep within its structure.
In just under 90 seconds, the trailer pans through some of the diverse environments at the heart of Luna Abyss, demonstrating many of the game’s locations in full detail for the first time. It’s a video designed to give a taste of both the lunar environment at your feet, and the secrets that slowly emanate from its cracked core.
Luna Abyss is a world full of mystery, with the remains of its long-lost colony scattered across its caverns and its valleys serving as a suitable chamber for the prisoners sent into the depths of the Abyss to work off their sentences. With only an artificial prison guard named Aylin as your guide, the question of just what happened to Luna’s lost colony looms large. What are the secrets of the once-prosperous city of Greymont? And what are those strange voices that call out to you from the depths?
“With every trailer we put out, it’s exciting to reveal just a little bit more of what we have in store,” says Benni Hill, Creative Director at Bonsai Collective. “The whole team gets a buzz from seeing the reaction of gamers across the internet, which makes putting the pieces together of this narrative-driven bullet-hell FPS even more rewarding.”
On your journey through the bowels of the mysterious Luna, you will be challenged by the alien terrain, twisted cosmic horrors inhabiting it, and the disturbing revelations nestling in its depth. Overcoming them will involve split-second decision-making using a combination of traversal abilities and an arsenal of weapons.
Luna Abyss will feature on the Epic Games stand at the GDC Expo in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th March 2023. Media bookings are available.
Luna Abyss will include:
- Buried Mystery: Uncover the mysteries of the mimic moon, and the abyss within its depths. Come face to face with remnants of the colony’s downfall & discover your role within this doomed world. Learn all the secrets the abyss has to offer.
- Forsaken Chasms: Sprint, jump & dash your way through this brutalist alien megastructure. Experience fluid first-person platforming as you travel through Luna & the depths of the abyss.
- Bullet-Hell Combat: Survive deadly encounters with corrupted souls & twisted cosmic horrors. Master your weapons & make split-second decisions in fast-paced, explosive, bullet-hell combat.
Luna Abyss is crafted by a small and inclusive team of 16 developers passionate about world-building, story-telling, and classic video games. Bonsai Collective is wholeheartedly committed to fostering positive mental health & well-being within the studio, and is proud to create a space that ensures the team feel safe and secure in their own skin, identities, belief, values, and culture.
Luna Abyss is currently in development for PC and console.