Blindflug Studios, the Zurich-based independent studio behind First Strike and Cloud Chasers, announced that AIRHEART will be swooping onto PC and Playstation 4 on July 24, with release on additional consoles coming in the following weeks.
AIRHEART is a stunning diesel-punk action game in which players become Amelia, a young pilot living in the cloud city of Granaria who wishes to one day reach the world’s edge. In order to survive and thrive in the floating city, Amelia must take to the air in her customizable plane to go sky fishing, avoiding pirates and many other dangers along the way.
Players are free to explore the beautifully vibrant, vertical world above Granaria at their leisure, soaring higher and higher into the sky as they take on rival aircraft using tight, responsive twin-stick controls and an assortment of aero-based abilities.
In between bouts of action, a robust crafting system offers Amelia opportunities to upgrade her highly customizable plane, crafting new items from scrap obtained from fallen foes. With over 40 weapons and airplane parts, there are tons of combinations to find your ideal airplane. Funds can also be earned from sky fishing, but doing so might have a bigger impact on Granaria’s ecosystem as it first might seem.
Tough, smart and determined, the character of Amelia, along with the game itself, is a tribute to famed author, adventurer and pioneer Amelia Earhart – on whose July 24 birthday the game will make its console debut.
“All of us at Blindflug are really excited to share AIRHEART with the world – I know that gamers will love Amelia and the colorful universe she inhabits,” said Moritz Zumbühl, Blindflug Studios CEO. “With an in-depth customization system, a raft of combat options and a world that changes according to how you treat it, I believe we’ve delivered a deep, beautiful gameplay experience for everyone to enjoy.”