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Beyond Blue

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: E-Line Media
Developer: BBC Studios
Release Date: Nov. 11, 2021

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'Beyond Blue' Comes to Nintendo Switch Later This Week

by Rainier on Nov. 9, 2021 @ 10:56 a.m. PST

Beyond Blue invites players to venture far below the surface of our vast and largely uncharted ocean to sense the soul of some of our world's most magnificent and intelligent creatures.

Beyond Blue is set in the near future and has players probing the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, the lead on a newly formed research team that will use groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and sense the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted. The game will involve both a rich story and resource management, challenging the player to make high-stakes decisions and prioritize which objectives can be successfully achieved during the crew's expedition.

Embracing the same inclusive development process that was used to create Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), E-Line's BAFTA award-winning game about Alaska Native culture, the company paired world class game makers with some of the field's leading ocean experts to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet's beating blue heart.

The concept for the project grew from creative discussion between E-Line and BBC Studios during BBC's making of Blue Planet II, the groundbreaking nature series that has already reached millions of viewers around the world. The series highlights that there has never been a more crucial time to explore our remotest seas, and to examine what the future might hold for our blue planet.

Enabled by this partnership with BBC Studios, as they progress players will be able to unlock Ocean Insight videos that expand upon a moment of the game with stunning underwater footage from the Blue Planet II production, including never-before-seen footage.  Players will also meet the inspiring real-world ocean researchers who are laying the foundation for the exciting future depicted in the game.

E-Line is joined in its funding of the project by impact investors who share in a mission to help build lasting connections between people and the ocean, including OceanX, an initiative of Dalio Philantrophies, and David Haas (a leading philanthropist supporting media for impact).

Key Features:

  • An evocative narrative with full voice cast – Anna Akana (Ant Man, YouTube), Mira Furlan (Lost, Babylon 5), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Black Sails, Hotel Rwanda), and Ally Maki (Toy Story 4)
  • Exploration and adventure within an untouched world
  • A captivating and entertaining soundtrack featuring an original score and music from Miles Davis, The Flaming Lips, The Edisons, and more
  • Sixteen unique mini-documentaries called Ocean Insights that feature original footage and interviews with science’s leading ocean experts

Currently available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Beyond Blue is coming to Nintendo Switch on November 11, 2021.


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