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Out And Aboat: Leviathan Launches With New Jazz Trailer

Not a nu-jazz trailer, though, thankfully. I don’t think the world’s ready for that. But are you, dear, patient reader, ready for more absolutely dire (aka wonderful) boat puns? Delivered in a soulful yet nonchalant vocal style that will make you rethink your choice of Morgan Freeman or Brian Blessed at the next god election? Of course you are. Is that even an actual question? And so, the best trailer in recent gaming memory has unfurled the sails on a follow-up. Oh, and also I guess Paradox’s Leviathan: Warships is out now, if that sort of thing floats your boat. Ugh, apologies for that one. What is it up here? Amateur hour? I can’t even look at myself right now. See a real professional in action after the break.

Well, at least he acknowledges that “it’s never as special as the first time.” That said, when phrases like “You boat’chya” enter the picture, I prefer to think even time itself just stops to revel in a soothing steam of good vibes.

Oh, right, there is also a videogame. As you may have surmised, it’s about boats. But what, pray tell, do they do? Er, shoot each other, pretty much. But at least they’re polite about it.

“Leviathan: Warships is a turn-based, strategic action game where players can build and customize their own fleet of warships. Play with or against your friends across multiple game modes. Team up in the co-op campaign to battle the growing Marauder threat or fight through special challenge missions with your friends. You can also go online and test your admiral capabilities against friends or foes in skirmishes on multiple maps.”

Two things set this one apart, though sadly, neither of them is the sexiest man in aquatic punning up there. Instead, the big selling points are turns that unfold simultaneously (ala Frozen Synapse) and cross-platform play between PC, Mac, iPad, and Android. Saves transfer between devices, too, so you really can take Leviathan anywhere. Yes, yes, I know what you’re thinking: even on a hunting trip through the Siberian wastes. Or a boat.

I’m definitely hoping to give it a quick look, if nothing else. I haven’t had many high seas adventures as of later, there’s certainly potential for fast, decently tactical fun, and who am I kidding it’s all the boat guy’s fault.

Leviathan: Warships is out now.

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