If you ask PlayStation owners about an indie gem, many will answer like a shot with Journey. The title, released in 2012, was the first big exclamation mark and paved the way for the indie scene. With ABZÜ and The Pathless, the developers of thatgamecompany and Giant Squid also delivered two strong video games, but the magic of Journey could no longer be reproduced. Nevertheless, the PlayStation 5 is now making another attempt with Sword of the Sea. And this title is visually reminiscent of one thing in particular, and that is a beautiful journey from 2012.
Set in an abandoned realm where the terrain flows in constant undulations, Sword of the Sea features a brand new movement mechanic: the floating sword. The hoverboard can be controlled like a snowboard, a skateboard and a hoverboard in one. Build momentum to reach great speeds and make big jumps as you explore skatepark-like ruins lost to the tides of the Necropolis of the Gods. The Hover Sword embodies the feel of snowboarding and skating games, but in a whole new adventure context.
You are the Wraith – risen from a desolate world and tasked with restoring its life while exploring sunken ruins and the vibrant, diverse cultures within. Surf through sinking tombs, mysterious shipwrecks and petrified battlefields – bringing back massive schools of fish and creatures along the way. But be careful – this land is also home to giant leviathans that will stand in your way.
Sword of the Sea will be released exclusively for PlayStation 5. An exact date or period is not yet known.