Diluvion's exploration screenshot showing a giant crab

After playing Insomniac's Song of the Deep I acquired a bit of a taste for undersea exploration. Something that I've quickly come to regret once I've realized that the few games belonging to this genre are well over 10 years old... or just so bad they're better off left at the bottom of the ocean.

There is some hope on the horizon, however, as the recently announced Diluvion does appear to offer a hearty dosage of undersea exploration, and naturally, plenty of submarine on submarine combat as well. If this hasn't grabbed your attention just yet, then I would suggest you check out the announcement trailer as the gameplay is heavily inspired by the old school classic Freelancer. Here's the video:

 

Since Diluvion is a hybrid between an RPG and an exploration game there will be plenty of unique towns to visit, characters to chit chat with, merchants to trade with, and most importantly, new crew members to hire. With 9 submarine designs to chose from and a whole bunch of upgrades to stick in to them, Diluvion promises a combat system where you can "play as a silent hunter or a guns blazing dreadnought", all depending on which crew members and attachments you decide to go with.

If you would like to learn more I would suggest heading over to Steam as the developers have done a rather good job of listing pretty much every feature worth knowing about. As for the release date, Diluvion is set to arrive this fall, though the exact date hasn't been announced just yet.

Diluvion's crew members and ship upgrades

Diluvion's undersea combat with lasers

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