Sea of Solitude was first announced in 2016 as an EA Originals title, part of the Electronic Arts program of indie games publishing. Last year at E3 we had a chance to see more of it with an official teaser, and the release was slated for early 2019. Now Electronic Arts has confirmed that the game will release on July 5 for PC on EA's Origin platform, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
German developer Jo-Mei Games has crafted an emotional experience taking players on a personal journey to overcome a young woman's inner loneliness. You must help this woman, Kay, to see before the surface and beyond, guiding her through a flooded city landscape in a deeply touching tale of darkness and light. The waters rise and fall reflecting her own state of mind, and Kay gets to meet fantastical creatures and monsters, hearing their stories, solving challenges in order to rid the world of tainted memories. Cornelia Geppert, CEO of Jo-Mei Games, describes the game as a very personal endeavor.
Sea of Solitude centers on the essence of loneliness and tugs on the heartstrings of its players by mirroring their own reality. It’s by far the most artistic and personal project I’ve ever created, written during a very emotional time in my life. Designing characters based on emotions was a deeply personal achievement for our team and we’re so excited for players to soon experience Kay’s powerful story of self-discovery and healing.The game features a striking visual style to take you on an intimate adventure across a beautiful and evolving world where nothing is what it seems. The journey goes through dynamic environments, and the in-game weather helps visualize the characters' emotions. Players unlock new areas to explore by overcoming emotional challenges and progressively revealing light and color into the dark and stormy world. Unique encounters with a variety of beautiful and terrifying monsters reveal that Kay herself has turned into a monster, and you must help her revert back to her human self.
Sea of Solitude will release worldwide on July 5 for $19.99. For more information on the game, you can visit the official website. If you'd like to discover other EA Originals titles, you can check the official page.
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