Deep Black falling on 360, PS3

Aquatically obsessed Russian developer Biart Studio readying third-person sci-fi action adventure game for release early next year; 505 Games to publish.

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The deep blue sea is about to go black. 505 Games today announced that it will publish Biart Studio's Deep Black worldwide on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the first quarter of next year.

Right in the "cod" piece!

A third-person action adventure, Deep Black will plunge players beneath the waves into a science-fiction story centering around "espionage and bio-terror." Subaquatic, harpoon-equipped jetpacks and submersibles propel gamers through Deep Black's depths, as they infiltrate bases and fight robotic adversaries.

Deep Black is not the first time upstart Russian developer Biart Studio has built a title around aquatic gameplay. The developer's own biEngine technology is specifically designed to allow for cross-platform development of games with underwater settings. It has also been used for the PSP minis release Reef Aquarium, as well as the self-explanatory Spearfishing for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and PSP, which has yet to find a publisher.

Discussion

39 comments
miless
miless

I figure this game was canceled. Update it along with Chrome 2 GS staff

KILLZoneKILLall
KILLZoneKILLall

Hey it is something different and that warrants some attention.

nitsujdragon
nitsujdragon

seems a bit like a futuristic bioshock...sounds good!

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

I only just found out about this game by way of the Darkness 2 preview. Why no news?

unbentonslaught
unbentonslaught

Russian developer? Might not be too good, but definately watching out for it.

DeathNaBarrel
DeathNaBarrel

The concepts sounds neat, I'll have to keep my eye on it. However, they really should change their cover-art; It looks exactly like Vanquish's, dyed blue. Couple that with the robotic adversaries... yeah. That said, the three dimensional movement could be awesome. Might be a better-realized version of Dark Void

IAPrino
IAPrino

At least it's something different. Maybe it will be a good game, because it's different.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Should be fun. The other titles these guys have done have been vary fun IMHO. Nice to see new developers breaking into the industry now.

digi-demon
digi-demon

@tsep23 You are forgetting a certain recent incident maybe?

digi-demon
digi-demon

Heard you need to play this on a decent plasma screen and not an LCD... you know.... to get a 'deep black', geddit? 'deep black' ...RROFLOL..well a bit.

ANTHONYMVP2U
ANTHONYMVP2U

great move..it will do well on both systems...

Packgator
Packgator

Hope this game will not have the US as the bad guys. lol USA! USA!

berto64
berto64

espionage and bio terror doesnt mix but there a potential to be a good game but not the best

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

505 definitely had some good games. I remember Battle Fantasia being published by it. This looks good, interesting, and well quite original, farther away from all these cliches shooters I always seems to bump into at every corner. This one on the other hand apparently has that feeling Tomb Raider Underworld had when solving that underwater puzzle. I'll be sure to add this one to my collection.

tsep23
tsep23

Russians??? The only thing they are good at is creating viruses.

rav44
rav44

Well, i like swimming.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

Lasers underwater? Come on.

Forcecaster
Forcecaster

Sorry everyone, but everything is given for a total failure...

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Aquatically obsessed... There is no game which will not feature a vast amount of water.

GeneralShowzer
GeneralShowzer

Unless it's on PC, small time developers won't accomplish anything worth playing.

fLaMbOaStiN
fLaMbOaStiN

I've bought several 505 games and never walked away "satisfied." With that said this game does look interesting, and im a sucker for underwater games lol

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

I found this interesting until I read: "espionage and bio-terror" No thanks. I'm guessing they used the tom clancy plot generator.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Looking at 505's track record of making and publishing games, doesn't look to hopeful.

kramer_inc
kramer_inc

I will await the in game footage before passing judgement

cid_007
cid_007

spearfishing? Some neanderthals out there might be interested in that!

twistedmalice
twistedmalice

Interesting. I don't know how I feel about this game. Is it a good or bad idea. Time will tell.

BloodMist
BloodMist

So it's like Dark Void.With bubbles.Yay?

focus0894
focus0894

Looks like it should be an Xbox Live arcade game.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I don't have high hopes for this knowing who's behind it. But it's always good to have surprises.