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SOMA takes us to the dark, terrifying depths of the ocean in latest trailer

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We previously heard about a brand new survival horror game from Penumbra and Amnesia developer Frictional Games towards the end of 2013, but we couldn’t have guessed at the setting of SOMA until this new reveal trailer.

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Writing on the PlayStation Blog, Thomas Grip of Frictional Games announced that SOMA is set at the bottom of the sea – a decision that he and studio co-founder Jens Nilsson came to “very swiftly,” because the idea of setting a game in the deep dark depths of the ocean “had been brewing inside us for a long time,” Grip says:

“Most of the ocean is devoid of sunlight and inhospitable to us,” Grip writes. “The differences in pressure between the surface and even a modest depth of 100 meters is enough to turn a human into mush. That pressure, that depth, is nothing compared to the true ocean deeps.

“And as if this isn’t enough, the creatures living there seem like they’re from another world. Gigantic squid, luminescent fish and creatures that are all mouths and teeth are only the start. If you dive down any distance you enter into a realm of monsters.”

“The ocean is an alien world, and we’ve only scratched the surface. We feel it’s the perfect place to explore in a horror game,” Grip concludes.

Watch the ocean setting reveal trailer for SOMA below:

SOMA is due out sometime in 2015, exclusively to PC and PlayStation 4 – will you be playing next year?


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