Ex-BioShock developers Ed Orman, Andrew James and Ryan Lancaster broke away from the empire that is 2K games back in 2010 to create independent video game studio Uppercut Games. While not much has been heard from them — they’ve only released three games — they have obviously been working hard during this time as they have a new game ready to be played as soon as next week. That game is Submerged.
In Submerged, you will play as a girl named Miku, who has an extremely ill brother, and nobody knows if he is going to make it. Oh, and the city is pretty much completely flooded, so there’s that to deal with too. During the game, you will be searching for supplies to help aid your sickly sibling whilst traversing the desolate environment that was your planet.
Think of a cross between The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Assassin’s Creed, as most of your time playing this game will be spent sailing in your fishing boat or climbing to vantage points to see if you can spot anything that you can give to your brother to keep him alive. Last year, Uppercut Games released some pre-Alpha gameplay footage to give gamers some idea of what the game will be like.
The gameplay is completely non-combat, which will be a fresh change of pace for most gamers, and is completely open world, in an environment that leaves you to explore at your own speed.
Graphically, the game looks beautiful and the gameplay seems seamless. With the aid of your trusty telescope, it’s on you to save your brother.
Submerged releases for PC on August 4th, August 5th for PS4 and August 7th for Xbox One.