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It’s been a topic of discussion recently that the games retail giant GameStop has teamed up with Insomniac games (the developer behind the popular Spyro The Dragon and Ratchet & Clank games) to develop Song of The Deep.
The trailer actually looks quite interesting. It’s a 2-D sidescroller following a young woman named Merryn, who is the daughter of a fisherman. She had been entranced by his stories about the sea and the things he’s seen in his travels. When he goes missing, she gets in a makeshift submarine to find him and embarks on some adventures of her own.
The art style of the game has a rather Miyazaki-esque quality to it, and it seems to borrow a lot from Irish mythology. Also, I’m always up for having more female game protagonists.
I’m not going to lie, though: GameStop’s involvement in making the game kind of bothers me.