While not expected to be as full of announcements as Paris Games Week (PGW) or the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) always saves a couple of choice reveals for the annual PlayStation Experience event and 2017 has been no different. Today has seen four titles make an appearance during the SIE livestream, the last being and underwater adventure called Jupiter & Mars.
Created by New York City-based indie studio Tigertron, Jupiter & Mars is an experience set in a near-future Earth that displays one possible outcome originating from the excesses and abuses humans inflict on the planet today. You play as Jupiter, a dolphin with enhanced echolocation powers, alongside her partner Mars, to solve puzzles, encounter magnificent creatures known as the Elders, and travel around the world to disable the remnants of manmade machinery disrupting marine live everywhere.
As you do so you’ll watch the world return to life as you free sea creatures, unlock special power-ups, and return coral reefs to life.
The videogame is a passion project for Tigertron’s James Mielke, with the developer explaining on the PlayStation Blog: “I’m here today is to lift the lid off my labor of love project, called Jupiter & Mars, a game that my former mentor from Q Entertainment, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, once told me “this is the game you were born to make.”
“Although it can be played on all PS4 consoles, Jupiter & Mars was designed for PlayStation VR,” Mielke goes on to say. “You don’t have to go to an alien planet to feel like you’ve visited one. All you need to do is go underwater, which is an entirely different world, with unique demands and creatures and ways of interacting.”
Jupiter & Mars is scheduled for release in Q2, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. Today also saw Wipeout VR, The Last Guardian VR Experience and Firewall Zero Hour announced for PlayStation VR.
As further details on Jupiter & Mars is released, VRFocus will keep you updated.