Jupiter & Mars is really giving us some strong Ecco the Dolphin vibes, which is a very good thing. Today, during the State of Play livestream, PlayStation announced Jupiter & Mars from Tiger Tron is set to make its debut on PSVR this April 22nd, 2019. Yep, that’s less than a month away.
We still don’t know a ton about this game yet, but that’s probably by design. It’s got a very bright, colorful, and frankly trippy vibe that really feels at home inside a PSVR headset — although you can play it on your TV without a PSVR as well.
According to the official PSN store page:
Jupiter & Mars is an underwater adventure set in a future-Earth in which everything science warned us about has come to pass: sea levels have risen from melting ice caps and climate change. As a result, the coastal cities are all but completely submerged. Since man’s disappearance, the oceans have begun to reclaim themselves, with coral and nearly extinct creatures returning to their once-thriving levels. But the artifacts of man’s once-formidable presence still remain, and an elite race of whales known as the Elders enlist Jupiter and Mars to help neutralize a global network of semi-functioning bases and machines that are disrupting sea life. Along the way, Jupiter and Mars will meet legendary creatures, perform incredible feats, and maybe even live to tell the tale. Jupiter & Mars is being developed in partnership with acclaimed ocean organizations SeaLegacy and The Ocean Foundation, who are providing the game with exclusive content.
If you were a fan of games like Rez Infinite, Tetris Effect, or anything with that sort of esoteric feeling, including the likes of Journey and Abzu, then this is probably the game for you. Don’t expect a ton of action or overtly explicit storytelling, but this should still wind up being a quite immersive experience.
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