Think there are too many third-person and first-person shooters? Okay, well, how many of them are underwater?
Today, publisher 505 Games has announced they've teamed up with Russian developer Biart Studio to eventually bring PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners a game called Deep Black . Loaded with what they're calling "action-packed battles with an immersive storyline of complex science-fiction mystery, espionage and bio-terror," the project appears to be somewhat unique in a number of ways. As we're going to be underwater, you can expect some nifty equipment, like special harpoons, submersibles (all sorts of Navy SEALs-esque) and other…erm…futuristic waterproof gadgets. And although this is the initial announcement, the final product isn't that far off; the press release says to expect the title to be available in Q1 2011. Now, the timing may seem all right but let's not forget that the first quarter of next year will see things like Dead Space 2 , Killzone 3 and others, so… This one had best be up to the challenge.
505 hasn't exactly been banging out the gems lately; the recently released Naughty Bear was abysmal and although it was far better, Backbreaker still fell shy of expectations. Let's hope Deep Black 's intriguing premise leads to solid mechanics and engaging, entertaining gameplay.
Related Game(s): Deep Black