Feel-good first person adventure gets a brand new launch trailer

Paris, France, 5th February 2019 – Indie developer Aurélien Regard (The Next Penelope) and publisher Playdius (Bury me, my Love, A Normal Lost Phone) today announced that their anticipated new release, Away: Journey to the Unexpected launches this week, starting with the PlayStation 4 launch today. The game will launch by platform on:

  • 5 February 2019 – PS4
  • 7 February 2019 – Switch
  • 8 February 2019 – Xbox One
  • 13 February 2019 – PC (Steam & Utomik)

Watch the new launch trailer here

Away: Journey to the Unexpected is a feel-good first person adventure game that combines action, negotiation and rogue-lite elements, all rendered beautifully in a distinctive anime-inspired style. In Away, you’re not a fighter or a hero, but you are great at making kick-ass friends! Many of the colourful characters you meet in game, from robotic cowboy bounty hunters to bizarre space oddities, can be recruited to fight alongside you – it’s up to you to convince them to join the team! Away is the creation of renowned French developer Aurélien Regard, working alongside Rayman level designer Jean-Matthieu Gennisson.


  • Colourful and unique visuals created by renowned artist and developer Aurélien Regard (The Next Penelope)
  • A refreshing, light-hearted story packed full of adventure and humour
  • A first person adventure with fast-paced combat and rogue-lite elements
  • A vast cast of quirky characters to meet, convince and recruit to fight for you  
  • Underpinned by an anime-inspired soundtrack

Away: Journey to the Unexpected will be available for $16,99 / 16,99€ / £13,49 and localised into English, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese.

Press Kit



Website: http://away-the-game.com

Twitter:  @AurelRegard / @PlaydiusGames

About Aurelien Regard

Aurelien Regard is a video game developer known for being the co-founder of the French-based studio Arkedo, which released games with Sega and Eidos. After releasing an action racing game called “The Next Penelope” three years ago as an indie developer, he is now trying something new with “AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected” alongside Rayman level designer, Jean-Matthieu Gennisson

PR Contact:

US & Europe (excluding France): Alex – Future Friends Games – alex@futurefriendsgames.com

France & Rest of World: Stephanie – Playdius – press@playdius-games.com