Earlier this week, Insomniac Games released a teaser for a new upcoming project, that featured underwater themes and concluded with the tag-line “dive deeper”.
Today, Insomniac has released the title and a full trailer, featuring gameplay.
Titled Song of the Deep, Insomniac’s next project appears to be a Metroidvania inspired, underwater 2D shooter.
Self described as “passion project” by Insomniac Games Chief Creative Officer Brian Hastings, the games creation was apparently inspired by his daughter and conveys a simple message: no matter who you are, you have the ability to overcome adversity when you don’t give up.
According to the official website, here’s what we can expect:
- Explore a fantastic non-linear interactive underwater world, from ruins to boneyards to gardens. Every corner of the ocean offers a new surprise.
- Upgrade your submarine with new abilities to access new areas of the sea, and combine your abilities in surprising ways like catching a torpedo with your claw arm.
- Outwit, outmaneuver, and battle creatures along the way, from lantern jellies to giant bosses.
- Experience an unforgettable journey: A powerful tale about a daughter defying impossible odds to search for her father.
A final point of intrigue is that the publisher is no other than the videogame retail giant, GameStop.
Song of the Deep is set to release this summer (or winter, if you’re down under) for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.