A game announced a few months back that I'm very excited about is Lifeless Planet an upcoming release from Lace Mamba Global.
Back in March there was only the original announcement trailer to watch, and it didn't really explain what you'd be doing in the game other than a lot of walking and discovering what you've stumbled apon, it felt like a trailer trying to explain what the experience would entail but left you wanting more.
Just in time for E3 Stage 2 Studios and Lace Mamba Global have released a new trailer which shows some interesting hauntingly quiet environments showing the astronaut exploring the land. You even get to see a little reduced gravity jumping action as well as the inclusion of a flashlight as a tool. Along with a few different types of environment including enclosed spaces, high up areas and desert like expanses.
The environments really help give a sense of isolation by having such a far off camera and with not much around but space dust. It's also noticeable that they've added a slight blur around the screen which creates a great visual style for the game.
Lifeless Planet is currently scheduled for release in Q4 of 2012 on Windows digital and via retail and we can't wait to give it a play.
the lifeless planet seems to be a lot like Earth, did wonder if they were implying it was until I watched it a second time and realised they mentioned they were leaving Earth behind them
guess the Russians just got there first... though at 2x speed of light for 15 years that means they're 2.8383 × 10^14 kilometres away from Earth... roughly the same distance as one of the smallest extrasoloar planet discovered to date (GJ 436T)
If it'd only taken them 10 years to get there then it'd probably have been Gliese 581c that was dubbed "Super Earth"
oops, sorry my calculation was off... at 2x the speed of light it would have taken 10.15 years to reach Gliese 581 c
maybe they won't be even travelling to a "known" planet, so guess my guessing is pointless :P