As previously teased, Insomniac Games has announced Song of the Deep for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Releasing in summer 2016, it will be $14.99 digitally, and a retail version will be available exclusively at GameStop for the same price, as they are publishing the game.
A Metroidvania-style action-adventure game, Song of the Deep sees you playing as Merryn, a young girl who goes searching for her missing father in a small submarine after a dream showed him trapped under the sea. During the game, Insomniac says Merryn will make friends, discover lost civilizations and ruins, and upgrade her submarine to explore even deeper.
Insomniac explained what to expect from Song of the Deep:
Set in a gorgeous underwater world, players take on the role of Merryn in her quest to find her father. With a rickety submarine, Merryn will explore the vast ocean depths in this side-scrolling Metroidvania-style adventure game. Song of the Deep delivers unique gameplay in a tale of love, heartbreak, and triumph.
- 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.
Song of the Deep was inspired by Insomniac Games Chief Creative Officer Brian Hastings’ daughter, and carries this message: no matter who you are, you have the ability to overcome adversity when you don’t give up.