Anyone who’s seen Waterworld knows it ain’t easy living in water. It takes wit, luck and some serious athleticism to survive. Based on the Announcement Trailer, Submerged will require all of that and more to “win”.
The premise is simple. A city is submerged – most of it anyway. A sister and brother, Miku and Taku, respectively, are unconscious on a small boat. They drift into the city. They are lucky that they found it. The alternative is dehydration on the open ocean. The city gives them a chance, hope. They just have to find a way to survive.
The website for the game says that the city is “ancient”, but there are clock towers and Ferris wheels and antennas. But Miku and Taku look primitive based on their clothes. So, the conclusion at this point is that this game takes place in the future. The world has somehow entered into another dark ages where all the technology and civilization have taken few steps – maybe leaps – back.
There’s no “death end” in the game. Meaning, you play at your pace. You explore, find things, avoid danger and starvation and survive. The trailer doesn’t show gameplay, but I’m guessing third person. But the biggest draw is the mystery, the stories to be told in this mysterious place. This PS4 exclusive is definitely one to keep an eye on.