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