Solar Ash is a game that essentially consists of crossing a huge world at high speed to discover its secrets. The protagonist Rei skates on wild clouds, strange landscapes and great ruins. She is a stranger in a strange and dangerous land – out of its depths, but moving forward with incredible will and commitment.
Here are five amazing things you can do in Solar Ash…
1. Slay a giant lava bird monster
Rei encounters a wide variety of aggressively large creatures in all kinds of guises, such as a huge bird-like monster that resides in the lava biome to the north. Why does he live in the scorching heat of such a volatile environment? You might find out. Victory will require great speed, careful balance, and precise timing as you soar through the air above the dangerous flow of lava.
The oozing heat makes the lunatics leap. Only the qualified survive.
2. Compose your costume collection
As she glides, jumps, and flies through the world of Solar Ash, Rei can grab multiple pieces of equipment from hidden or hard-to-reach locations scattered around the world. These will earn you rewards in the form of suit pieces that can be put together to unlock new bonus powers. These may be worth taking the time to find, develop, and make your journey through Ultravoid a success.
Patience, vigilance and exploration will be rewarded.
3. Crush an old ship graveyard on a rail
The Solar Ash universe contains a large amount of desolate and abandoned structures that Rei can walk through. Find the abandoned fleet floating above the clouds, highlighted by the eerie glow of the sky. Crush, chop and level this grim junkyard. Maybe there is something, or someone, at the end of this once large heap to greet you?
Sometimes decrepit ruins hide great rewards.
4. Collect lots of space blood (and other trinkets)
Traveling mostly alone through a foreign and harsh landscape can be a risky proposition. Fortunately, the game is full of collectibles, including Plasma, which Rei can use to upgrade her shields.
Players will also find a wide array of investigable items, Easter eggs, and side-quest items that unlock story elements from each of the worlds consumed by the Ultravoid. . Guide Rei to uncover what happened to each, the terrible fates that befell their people, and the intricate mysteries surrounding the places themselves.
Savor the small moments of storytelling and tradition.
5. Take a moment to recite a poem
It can’t all be spooky architecture and destructive behemoths. Throughout her journey, Rei meets eccentric characters. Talk to Ahrric, who shares an ancient poem used to speak with the “Elders”. Of course, mate. It doesn’t matter what you say. Do you remember the poem? Or dismiss it as the weird gibberish of an even stranger melodramatic creature?
The little things that most overlook can be more important than you think.
There is so much more to Solar Ash. Find out for yourself when it releases for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on December 2!