Cast your mind back seven years, and you might call an exploration adventure game called Submerged that launched for Xbox One in 2015. Of all the games we thought might get a sequel from that time, Submerged wasn't one of them.
That's not because it was bad, per-se, but because the general reception was very mediocre, with the game getting a 57 rating on Metacritic. However, we can say from personal experience that the "relaxploration" title also had a unique charm to it, and that's why we're pleasantly surprised another one is on the way.
The sequel is called Submerged: Hidden Depths, and it launches for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on Thursday, March 10th, previously releasing for Google Stadia all the way back on December 3rd, 2020.
The idea behind the game is that you set off exploring the sunken ruins of a beautiful world, engaging in some light platforming as you collect items and cruise around the map in your boat. Like the original, there's no combat here whatsoever (as far as we can tell), so it's very much about enjoying a relaxing experience.
You can pre-order Submerged: Hidden Depths right now for £24.99 / $29.99, and we'll hopefully have a review soon.
- Submerged: Hidden Depths (Microsoft Store) - £24.99 / $29.99
Submerged: Hidden Depths is a non-combat third-person “relaxploration” adventure, set in the sunken ruins of a beautiful world. Take on the role of Miku and Taku – one cursed with a mysterious power that she wants to use for good, the other determined not to let it tear them apart.
Did you play the original Submerged? Interested in this one? Let us know in the comments below.