Gamestop to Publish Insomniac Games’ Song Of The Deep

January 28, 2016 by

Find out all you need to know about Insomniac Games’ newest title.

Insomniac Games has officially announced its newest title, Song of the Deep, which the studio has been working on secretly since the release of its Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive, in 2014.

After her fisherman father is lost to the depths of the ocean, it’s up to players to help guide the young Merryn as she ventures below the sea in a homemade submarine to rescue him. In the spirit of other games in the “Metroidvania” genre, players will be able to upgrade their submarine with a mysterious substance known as “Tyne” for new abilities that will help them navigate sunken cities, solve puzzles, and battle mysterious undersea creatures. Don’t expect combat to be of the utmost importance, though; the studio is emphasizing that Song of the Deep focuses heavily on exploration of its vast, underwater landscape.

In an interesting turn of events, the game will be published by retailer GameStop instead of a studio. You can currently pre-order a physical version of the title from GameStop’s website, but have no fear–the game will also be releasing digitally on Xbox Live, PSN, and Steam for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC, respectively. You can expect to get your toes wet and dive into Merryn’s adventure relatively soon, as the game will be releasing this Summer.

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Hoping to one day escape his Southern roots of West Virginia, Nick aspires for a career as a video game journalist. Though he suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, he doesn't let his disease stand in the way of him being what friends call "morbidly depressing," "pretentious beyond belief", "horrifically unfunny," and "an altogether terrible person." When he's not playing and writing about video games, he spends his time writing creatively and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.