Ubisoft has announced Outland, a new platformer from Housemarque, the award-winning development team and creators of Super Stardust HD.

Outland puts players in the middle of a world of balance and chaos where their efforts allow them to bridge the ancient divide, or doom the world to destruction. Each player's adventure will take them between light and darkness and force them to adapt to an ever-changing world. This light versus dark core gameplay is said to be inspired by classic shmup Ikaruga.

The game will also feature a soundtrack composed by Ari Pulkkinen, who has previously worked on Trine.

Outland will be available for Xbox LIVE Arcade PlayStation Network in early 2011.