Away: Journey to the Unexpected is the new game from Arkedo co-founder and The Next Penelope creator Aurelien Regard, and it looks like a total aesthetic trip. The environments are 3D, but the characters and enemies are expressively animated in 2D. It’s best seen in motion. For now, there’s this teaser trailer at GameSpot with an anime-as-hell opener and a touch of gameplay footage.
Details are light going into this weekend’s PAX East, but we do know a few fundamental details about Away: it’s a first-person adventure in which you’ll need to find the right words to convince “strange characters” to join your efforts and, based on the early screens, you get to whack creatures with a stick. I also see a few slots in the HUD for fast character switching. Seems really neat!