Aquanox Deep Descent Gameplay Trailer Shows Off a Bleak Underwater World

September 1, 2017Written by Elizabeth Henges

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THQ Nordic has released a new gameplay trailer for Aquanox Deep Descent, and it does a good job of showing off what this game is all about. Set in a post-apocalyptic underwater world, players are set to explore a ruined Earth searching for resources. However, players aren’t alone, and they’ll face some opposition while exploring the waters.

Here is the latest trailer for Aquanox Deep Descent:

There’s also a bit more information from THQ Nordic:

Aquanox Deep Descent is a first person underwater vehicle shooter, in which players control a variety of customizable ships to engage in fierce battles in the dystopian deep sea world of Aqua.

In the near future, the Earth’s surface has become uninhabitable. What remains of humankind lives in former mining and research stations, deep below the surface of the sea. Born and raised in the only world we know, the loose network of underwater settlements, torn by the war for resources and dominance between various factions.

Take control of a team of highly trained fighter pilots and experience an epic story in the dark world of Aquanox. Send your enemies down to Davy Jones’s Locker with well-aimed torpedoes, mortars, mines and more. Explore the deepest corners of the oceans – mysterious, hazardous, uncharted.

  • Fight – Action-packed vehicle shooter combat that supports a wide variety of play styles
  • Co-op – 4 player drop-in co-op, with four unique pilots who are all involved in the game story
  • Customize – Create your ship from an extensive range of ship pieces and various customization options
  • Explore – Discover the deepest corners of the ocean
  • RPG Elements – Mining, salvaging, and looting
  • PVP – Classic multiplayer modes, including Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch Dogfighting

Make sure to check out our E3 preview, too!

While PlayStation fans might not be familiar with the series, in the early 2000s developer Massive Development made a name for themselves on PC with their AquaNox series. Part submarine simulation and part shooter, the series blended these genres to create a title that stood out from the crowd. The underwater shooting required more tactical play than most shooters, but the action made it so that a great gameplan wasn’t enough to be successful. The complicated gameplay turned out to be a double-edged sword, as what won over fans also made it fail to reach a wider audience.

Aquanox Deep Descent will release this year for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.