Edge of Nowhere and Song of the Deep sound like perfect games for the summer. Edge of Nowhere is a single-player VR game about the secrets hiding in Antarctica's ice sheets, and Song of the Deep is a 2D sidescroller that takes place under the sea -- that makes two cool titles coming out at the height of the year's heat index. Insomniac Games and Oculus Studios will release Edge of Nowhere on June 6th for the Oculus Rift, and Gamestop will publish Insomniac's Song of the Deep on July 12th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Edge of Nowhere is a psychological thriller with a Lovecraftian vibe, and it's a remarkable, yet terrifying, experience in VR. Your head controls the camera as explorer Victor Howard searches surreal ice caves and snow-covered mountains for his fiancé, Ava Thorne, who mysteriously disappeared on a previous expedition.
Song of the Deep is the first game to be published by Gamestop, and it tells the story of Merryn, a young woman on a quest to save her father, a fisherman, after he's lost under the ocean waves. Merryn travels in a submarine, fighting off sea beasts, exploring the underwater ruins of lost civilizations and solving puzzles in a 2D platformer. Her submarine can be upgraded with new weapons and abilities as she seeks out her father.
"Gamestop is publishing Song of the Deep, but we are the intellectual property owners and we also have full creative control," Insomniac CEO Ted Price told Engadget in March. "It's been a really straightforward and symbiotic partnership."
Insomniac is also partnering with Oculus Studios for two new VR games, Feral Rites and The Unspoken, which are scheduled to launch once the air cools down again this year.