Independent publisher 505 Games and developer Giant Squid have announced their award-winning inspirational aquatic journey ABZU will be released on the Nintendo Switch on November 29, 2018. The title will be priced at $19.99 USD. Pre-ordering will give you a 10% discount!
If you are someone who wants to enjoy exploring the ocean, ABZU is a game you should know about. It features a score by Austin Wintory (Grammy nominated and two-time BAFTA winner).
Here’s the official synopsis:
ABZU is a beautiful underwater journey that immerses players in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Playing as the Diver, you’ll discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life. But this underwater world can be dangerous, broken and toxic – and your mission is to unlock the mysteries of the deep and change the world around you for the better.
Developed by Giant Squid Studios – led by Matt Nava, the artistic mind behind Journey® and Flower® – and featuring a score by Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory, ABZU is told in the form of mythology and folklore, while capturing the dream-like feeling of underwater exploration. The name is derived from ancient Sumerian language; AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know: ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.
Check out the trailer!
Some of you might have heard about this game before. It was first launched back in 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. ABZU was lauded by critics and garnered numerous awards and nominations including Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media from the International Film Music Critics Association (winner), Artistic Achievement from the 2017 BAFTA British Academy Games Awards, Music of the Year from the 2017 Game Audio Network Awards (winner), Best Original Game from the 2016 Joystick Awards and Best Art Direction from the 2016 Game Awards.
I have covered 505 Games numerous times before because of enjoyable titles being offered by the global video game publisher. I am looking forward to seeing how ABZU is be received on the Nintendo Switch.
Have you played ABZU before? What did you think of it? Let us know.
Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.
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