Sunless Sea [official site] will adventure under the Unterzee when the Zubmariner expansion launches in a few hours - we'll tell you later today about our time with it - but developers Failbetter haven't forgotten about the surface. New quests for the supernatural naval roguelikelike's base game are arriving in a free update alongside Zubmariner, perhaps teasing what's under the waves but not requiring you to buy the add-on. Here, come read about the new quests.
Here's what Failbetter say about them:
New faces in London
Each time you create a captain, you'll meet a passenger who wants to recruit you in London, and begin a unique quest. There are a total of four new passengers to meet, and all of these quests contain foreshadowing regarding Zubmariner.
Your old friend, the Blind Bruiser
When the Blind Bruiser asks you to carry cargo, you can now ask if there's another task he'd like you to do instead. There are two different, new quests to discover, both to do with the Cheery Man...
Mutton Island: Apocalypses
After you’ve made a few trips to London, strange events will start happening on Mutton Island.
The update will also revamp the Rose Market, making it stop generating new trade runs every time you visit London. Instead, quests will stick around until you complete one or ask for a new set.
Zubmariner is due to launch today at 6pm UK time (10am Pacific).
After going under the Underterzee, Failbetter plan to go way, way above it. Next year they'll try to crowdfund Sunless Skies, voyaging amongst the dying stars.