Insomniac Games of Ratchet And Clank fame has taken a step back from triple-A development it seems, as the project they’ve been teasing, now known as Song of the Deep, is an underwater ‘Metroidvania’ that strangely looks like a small indie game.
One of the weirder, more unexpected announcements of late, check out the reveal trailer here.
I have to say, I’m really digging the simplistic aesthetic; reminiscent of an aquarium. It’s also refreshing to see such a big studio responsible for some huge games take a step back and make a project that is the complete opposite of everything they’ve tried to do in the past.
Here is the press release from their website, which you should definitely check out for more information.
Song of the Deep is a Metroidvania-style action-adventure game following a young girl’s quest into the unknown to find her missing father. Combining discovery, skill, and suspense with an unforgettable narrative, this underwater journey will challenge players to explore, experiment, and skillfully navigate a vast ocean landscape. Song of the Deep launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC this summer, 2016.
The most notable yet somehow absent detail is that the game will be released on a disc, but only through GameStop as an exclusive. Otherwise, you’ll have to suck it up and buy it digitally.
I hope to see other smaller games receiving retail packaging, even if it happens to be exclusive. I refuse to let go of physical media!