Insomniac Games has finally revealed Song of the Deep–a side-scrolling shooter, modeled after the likes of Metroid and Castlevania. It will be launching on PS4, Xbox One, and PC in Summer 2016. Check out the full reveal trailer above.
This watery title will have you assuming the role of Merryn (the young girl) as she goes on a quest to find her father. Visually, the game looks absolutely stunning, and the score already sounds promising. All this needs is a touching story and Insomniac could have something really special here.
Here are some of the tidbits to expect from the game:
- 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.
Basically, this will be a full-fledged Metroidvania experience, which is great if they can get the gameplay right.
Most interesting of all, GameStop is publishing this title. Yes, THE GameStop. The retailer is reportedly helping with the marketing aspect, but keeping its paws off of the creative process. Good! The game shop will also be the only place you can nab a physical version of Insomniac’s latest.
Could this possibly be the commencement of a new mega-publisher? If anyone has the resources, it’s Gamestop.
What do you guys think about the footage? Does this look like something you’d like? Will GameStop be publishing more games in the future? Let us know in the comments below!