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Check Out a First Look at JETT: The Far Shore Gameplay

Check Out a First Look at JETT: The Far Shore Gameplay - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 July 2021 / 838 Views

Superbrothers and Pine Scented Software have released a first look at gameplay for JETT: The Far Shore in a new trailer, which will launch for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Epic Games Store in 2021.

"We aspired to create a videogame to express our own feelings of awe when we look up at the starry sky," said Superbrothers creative director Craig D. Adams. "JETT‘s premise involves exploration and discovery, however our design doesn’t rely on combat or resource extraction, and the characters go to some lengths to tread lightly, giving indigenous wildlife a wide berth, striving to adapt and avoid conflict."

View the gameplay trailer below:

Here is an overview of the game via the PlayStation Blog:

In Jett you play as Mei, an interstellar explorer who is part of a team hoping they’ve found a home for their civilization. The directives given to you by Overseer Jao are clear: you must trace the source of the hymnwave signal that led you to this mysterious planet and scout the landscape for habitability without bringing harm to its unique flora and fauna. To that end, you will observe, inspect and catalog your findings as you explore the unfamiliar environment. You’ll need to make careful use of your jett’s tools such as the resonator, the dazzle lights, and the mechanical grapple which can grab, transport, and punt heavy objects.

The far shore is brimming with entities that coexist in a dynamic, interactive ecosystem where your jett is the interloper. By inspecting and experimenting, you can learn to lure predators to their prey, or combine resin with an ionic liquid to create a much-needed explosive, or ditch an enormous airborne pursuer by triggering a burst of debilitating nectar from an otherworldly plant. There are many creatures and interactions to discover, and not all players need to overcome Jett’s challenges the same way.

PS5’s DualSense controller provides an exciting opportunity to do something new in videogames. In Jett, we’ve used the controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to immerse you in the vast world of the far shore and in the pilot’s seat of your jett: the nuance of walking on foot over different types of terrain, the feel of your jett as it pounces through aerobatic maneuvers, the pull of the trigger as you lay on the surge, and of course crucial gameplay feedback like the buzz of your scramjets starting to destabilize when you push them to their limits.

Perhaps most exciting is Jett’s particular blend of story and gameplay. You’ll be swept up in the fate of Mei and her fellow scouts as they persevere through obstacles in their heartfelt quest to establish a peaceful home for their people against heavy odds. But this carefully-crafted narrative is actually set within an open world that you explore and traverse at your own pace. From scientific problem-solving to surreal psychological excursions to white-knuckle racing against the clock, there’s a feeling of finding yourself at the center of a distinctive cinematic experience.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments
Leynos (on 08 July 2021)

Characters look like bad PS1 CGI cutscene renders

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Dante9 Leynos (on 09 July 2021)

Yeah. The concept is very appealing, but the visuals seem very basic and drab. I don't know, man.

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JRPGfan Leynos (on 09 July 2021)

Honestly thought the same when I saw the pic ontop of this article. *edit: Checked video, it looks much better in there, its probably just the compression of the pic used here, that makes it look like that.

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