Lovecraftian terrors await in “Sunless Sea”, now available on Xbox One, Switch
Late last week, game publisher Digerati Distribution released Failbetter Games’ seafaring horror title Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition for both Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Here’s the official description of the game below:
LOSE YOUR MIND. EAT YOUR CREW. DIE.
Sunless Sea is a Lovecraftian steampunk game set in an alternate Victorian London where you navigate a steamship through the deep sea.
Take the helm of your steamship in a Victorian Gothic roleplaying game of discovery, loneliness and frequent death.
Find your father’s bones. Determine London’s destiny. Defy the gods of the deep sea.
Build up your story across generations of zailors who braved the sea and lost
Real-time combat against ships and Zee-beasts, spider-crewed dreadnoughts and sentient icebergs
Stray too far from civilization and your crew will grow fearful and eventually lose their sanity
Upgrade your steamship with powerful engines, cannons and pneumatic torpedo guns
Hire unique officers, each with their own story
Discover the treasures the zee has claimed
Choose a ship’s mascot
Trade or smuggle silk and souls
Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition includes the base game and the extensive underwater expansion.
The Sunless Sea core gameplay loop is very rogue-lite. You are going to die a bunch at the beginning but you pass your skills on to your next captain, so each run gets just a little bit easier.
The map is randomly generated which means every run is a bit different