AHEAD Will Also Feature Updates and Three New, Unannounced Games
We briefly touched on the upcoming 3D Runner Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield as part of our coverage of last month’s Indie World Showcase, but we didn’t go into much detail on the game’s mechanics, story, or style. Talk about missed opportunities, because this indie game has been so well-received that it will be the headliner for publisher Headup’s very first AHEAD Live Stream Event–and it’s not even out yet. Developer Neil “Aerial_Knight” Jones will appear on the stream to celebrate the game’s release with fans. Headup also intends to provide updates on their open-world sandbox game Tinkertown, the narrative adventure Lost At Sea, and the story-driven FPS Industria, on top of unveiling three new, unannounced games, but Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield is definitely taking center stage. Judging by what we’ve seen of it, that position is well-deserved. Just look at this gorgeous release trailer.
In this game, players take on the role of Wally, a mysterious boy who must recover what’s left of his past in order to save his future. Unfortunately, someone isn’t exactly eager to let Wally reclaim what was taken from him, and they’re willing to do whatever it takes to stop him. Now, Wally must run for his life through a futuristic Detroit. If he survives, he could change the city forever… but first, he’ll have to outrun his enemies and expose the truth, all set to a fantastic bass and saxophone-heavy soundtrack by Detroit artist Danime-Sama.
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield looks absolutely gorgeous with its heavily stylized cel-shaded graphics and urban aesthetic inspired by the streets of Tokyo. It will play similarly to a classic endless runner and the first playthrough should be about the same length as an action movie, but speedrunners will find plenty of replay value as they try to cut down their time.
In the press release, Aerial_Knight states that: “The game is currently in development by basically just myself with a lot of help from some of my amazing friends when I need it. This is a passion project of mine and I hope you all enjoy it when it’s out.”
If this game is half as fun as it looks, we’ll definitely enjoy it!
Aerial_Knight’s Never Yield will be released on May 19th, 2021, for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox consoles, PS5, and PS4. The price will be $11.99/€11.99/£9.99 with a 10% launch discount on Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC.