Sayonara Wild Hearts is a “pop album video game” from the creators of Year Walk

And now for something completely different. Sayonara Wild Hearts is a bright, breakneck game styled after pop music, and it’s coming next year.

Sayonara Wild Hearts is a… well, it’s got bikes, and pop music, and bright neon colours, and and… look, I don’t really know what to make of this game other than it looks amazing. Have a look at the trailer:

The game is being made by two-man Swedish studio Simogo, who previously made Year Walk. Assisting them in their daredevil quest is indie publisher Annapurna Interactive, who’s had a hell of a day today with a slew of announcements at The Game Awards.

If you watched the trailer above (or if you didn’t), you’ll probably want to know what the heck is going on in it. Here we go, courtesy the game’s official site:

Sayonara Wild Hearts is a euphoric music video dream about being awesome, riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords, and breaking hearts at 200 mph.

As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreams and leads her through a highway in the sky, where she finds her other self: the masked biker called The Fool.

Travelling through futuristic cities, dark forests, and electric deserts, The Fool sets out to find the harmony of the universe, hidden away in the hearts of Little Death and her star crossed allies; Dancing Devils, Howling Moons, Stereo Lovers and Hermit 64.

Sayonara Wild Hearts is slated to release sometime in 2019. The only confirmed platform for now is Switch, although Simogo does say that the game will release on “other platforms” as well.

If you’re looking for more breakneck-paced games on Switch, check out Xenon Racer. For something that’s a lot more leisurely, have a look at Firewatch.

This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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