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Memorable trailer announces Forgotton Anne

Ever wonder where all those lost socks and missing odds and ends go when they mysteriously disappear, never to be seen again? Well now we know: The Forgotten Lands! Unfortunately, this magical place is in jeopardy in the upcoming Forgotton Anne, and it'll be up to players to save it.

Forgotton Anne (not a typo) casts players in the titular role of a young woman who acts as an "enforcer keeping order in the Forgotten Lands." Populated by magical Forgotlings, creatures "composed of mislaid objects longing to be remembered again," this magical realm is now at risk, and Anne must set out to "squash a rebellion that might prevent her master, Bonku, and herself from returning to the human world." In the process, she will "uncover the mysteries of the world and [her own] past in this emotional fantasy adventure where things are not always as they appear to be."

Described as a "cinematic adventure game combining puzzle platforming with adventure game elements," Forgotton Anne's first trailer highlights the hand-painted environments and traditional 2D animations that bring the world to life, as well as a sampling of music from the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra. The side-scrolling adventure requires players to "run, jump and climb your way through the Forgotten Lands," and along the way your actions will impact how the story unfolds. It remains to be seen how prevalent the action elements are, but your power comes not through physical prowess but from the "Arca stone on your hand, enabling you to see and manipulate Anima energy in your surroundings." The stone's ability is integral to your progress, as it allows you to "distill and instill Anima into creatures and control machinery that runs on Anima."

Created by indie Danish developer ThroughLine Games and published by the Square Enix Collective, Forgotton Anne is due to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One late this year. In the meantime, you can follow the game's progress through its official website.

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