Well, this is a surprise. Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak—a game we heard nothing about for years until it broke cover in October—is coming out soon. Very soon.

Deserts of Kharak is a prequel to the space-faring Homeworld series, set on the planet...Kharak, and is basically Homeworld, only with a ground. One neat twist is that you’ll be involved in the expedition that uncovers the buried starship that leads to the events of Homeworld.

It’s due out on January 20. If you think it looks and sounds very similar to Homeworld, that’s because developers Blackbird are made up of a bunch of former Relic employees, including Homeworld’s art director Rob Cunningham.