One of the most interesting exploration and survival titles around is arriving on the PlayStation platform later this year. Announced today, hot off the presses, Sunless Sea and its Zubmariner DLC have been revealed as a combined package for the PS4. Taking place in Fallen London and heavily focusing on literature-drive gameplay experience, the RPG of of the ocean was praised by the late TotalBiscuit in his WTF Is… Video Series.
Shifting over 700,000 copies on PC and launching for iPad last March, it’s now time for this one of a kind adventure to reach the shores of the most popular home console currently on the market. If you are just hearing about this gem now, and don’t care to wait for the PS4 version, you can find Sunless Sea on Steam, GOG Galaxy, Humble Store, and the Apple iPad App Store.
At its core, Sunless Sea is a rogue-like RPG where death is permanent but where it shines is the writing of its characters and scenarios. Named one of TotalBiscuit’s Top Games of 2015, as well as receiving various other praise and a nomination for Best Writing in a Video Game from the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, loneliness will be your friend in this title from Failbetter Games.
Some things that could happen include eating your own crew members, discovering sea monsters (on purpose or by accident), engaging in maritime warfare, and more. In this dark, fictional world selling your soul, trying to live forever, or accepting the theme of death and just living out your days are all viable ways to spend a weekend.
A successor is also on the way and will release for PC, Mac, and Linux in May 2018 after a successful Sunless Skies Kickstarter took place last year. Sunless Skies aims to take all of the Gothic Victorian themes of a dismal, corrupt, and seemingly mystical universe from the oceans of Fallen London to the unknowns that surround us, in space, as explained in the Kickstarter: “Despite the deaths of stars, the Wilderness is not dark or empty. It is harried by strange winds, coiled with mists, and traversed by improbable beasts.”