“GET IN THE SEA!” you’ll find people shout at things they dislike. They saw someone funnier than them do it on Twitter, y’see. But have you been in the sea? Get in the sea; it’s really nice. Tropical or icy, crystal clear or murky and even rash-inducing – the sea’s great. “GET IN THE SEA!” I yell encouragingly at those dearest to me.
Insomniac Games (them lot behind Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, and Resistance) agree, and their next game is an undersea Metroidvania named Song of the Deep [official site].
That sea’s pretty nice, isn’t it? I’d like to be in it. Things get a bit weird when the trailer’s combat starts, as the colours and style of the enemies and plasmablasts and dangerbits clash nastily with the environment, but hey, I didn’t say being in the sea is universally pleasant.
Song of the Deep’s the story of a young girl who builds a submarine and dives down after her father goes missing at sea. Insomniac call it a Metroidvania, which means plenty of places to explore and new abilities to gain.
Which reminds me: I must try The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human. And revisit Aquaria.
Song of the Deep will cost $14.99 when it arrives this summer. Yes, no, I know Insomniac mostly make PlayStation games, but this is definitely coming our way too.