Insomniac Games has been hyping an announcement for the past few days, scheduled for January 28th. That day has finally arrived, and is none other than a new title called Song of the Deep, releasing for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and the PC this summer. The gameplay is similar to that of a Castlevania and 2D Metroid combined. The game combines discovery, skill, and suspense with an unforgettable narrative.

The game took shape from the inspirations of the daughter of Insomniac Games’s Chief Creative Officer Brian Hastings. The inspiration came from the idea of overcoming adversity in any form so long as the person does not give up. The title promises several key features, as outlined by the website:

 

  • 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.

What is interesting is that the publisher is none other than GameStop, the popular video game retail dealer. This is the company’s first foray into the publishing scene. GameStop has promised that the title remains solely in the hands of Insomniac Games, and that they had no creative input in the processes. It’s an intriguing move for the company to take to new means of delivering games to its consumers, considering the era of digital is here and plenty of titles are now being delivered through the cloud.

The title can be pre-ordered here for $14.99, and a launch trailer has been prepared below.

The title definitely looks promising, and we’ll watch it with great interest.