The 20th Anniversary Edition of Another World is coming to PlayStation Vita this year, and we’ve got a trailer to show it off.

Another World was originally hinted at coming to Vita back at the end of April when Brad posted about the German ratings board (the USK) having rated the game for Vita – now we’ve finally got confirmation.

For those not in the know (or old enough to know, as it may be) the game follows protagonist Lester Knight Chaykin, a young genius physicist who in the opening cinematic arrives at his high-tech underground laboratory. Pulling up in his Ferrari during a thunderstorm, he goes to work on his experiment using a particle accelerator, attempting to reconstruct what happened when the universe was born. Immediately before the particles reach their intended destination, a lightning bolt strikes the laboratory and interferes with the accelerator, causing the unforeseen particle fusion and an explosion opening a hole in time and space, teleporting Lester to a barren, alien planet.

It is on this planet most of the game takes place, with Lester trying to escape from a set of hostile aliens and get back home.
Another World is a platform game, featuring a control scheme wherin the player uses a gamepad to make the protagonist run, jump, attack and perform other, situation specific actions. At the start of the game Lester is unarmed, however later he can pick up weapons such as the lazer pistol and plasma ball to defend himself – after all, a single hit marks death, so Lester needs all the help he can get.

Sound interesting? Check out the trailer below;

Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition is set to hit consoles by the end of the year, we’ll keep you apprised when that release window becomes a bit more specific.

  • Lester Paredes

    I love it when my name shows up in pop culture. I am looking forward to this awesome game.

  • vongruetz .

    It may not look like much now, but I played this on PC when it first came out. The graphics in this game were stunning for the time. I mean, you couldn’t compare it to anything else that would fit onto one floppy disc because there wasn’t anything else like it.
    You can play it on Android/iOS now, and it’s a brutally challenging game still. I play it on the Xperia Play, so I have actual buttons which helps, but it is hard. And if people think Knack had unforgiving checkpoints, try this game.