Tokyo-based independent studio Friend & Foe announces that their four-year endeavor developing Vane has come to an end.

The new VANE game is officially out on PlayStation 4 for $24.99.

Starting in a ruined desert, Vane is an exploratory journey, where players will transform between bird and child form to unravel the land’s mysteries and create a path forward through this expansive landscape filled with ominous caves, mysterious machinery and harrowing storms.

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Vane is the culmination of more than four years of development by the Tokyo-based expat studio Friend & Foe Games, a team with AAA experience spanning titles like The Last Guardian, Killzone, Battlefield 3, and Bionic Commando. Developed with the conviction that players should find their own path through the world, Vane is an enigmatic and unnerving game that aims to leave an impact.

The result is a minimalistic, stark environment that encourages exploration just to the edge of getting lost, all set to an all-original brooding synth soundtrack.

“Vane began more than four years ago with a prototype depicting a child lost in a desert storm, which is a bit like Vane’s development itself as we went rogue from AAA development to the wondrous, often intimidating great unknown that is indie game development,” said art director Rasmus Deguchi. “The game Vane turned into is better than I ever dreamed all those years ago and I am so proud of everyone at Friend & Foe for seeing this journey through with me. We can’t wait for you all to experience this crazy adventure.”

Check out the Vane trailer here:

Written by Darius

Darius Goodman is an alumni of Martin Luther King Jr. High School in DeKalb County and a former piccolo/flute player for the MLK Marching Lions. Upon high school graduation in 2011, Goodman attended South Carolina State University on a band scholarship up until 2015 when he completed his Bachelors of Arts in Mass Communication with a concetration in Journalism. Once finished with his degree, Goodman then joined Beyond the Flag a FanSided site. From there, Goodman started his career with the Henry Herald/Clayton News Daily in 2016. Within a few years, he attained a few awards: including company wide social media awards and a Georgia Press Association Sports Coverage award. Now, while balancing Henry County, Goodman is reaching out to DeKalb County.

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