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Fellow Traveller and Jump Over The Age have announced that In Other Waters is in development for Nintendo Switch.

After the human race exhausts Earth of its resources, the planet’s inhabitants must travel to alien worlds to secure their survival.

It tells the story of xenobiologist Ellery Vas, who discovers extraterrestrial life while searching for her missing partner.

When Minae Nomura calls her to the planet Gliese 677Cc, Vas arrives to find that the base has been abandoned and soon becomes adrift in an alien ocean full of secrets.

With little more than a malfunctioning diving suit and a strange AI to guide her, it is your job as her AI assistant to help track, sample and learn about life inside the turquoise ocean.

The experience is positioned as “sci-fi without soldiers and violence,” instead choosing to focus on “wonder and exploration, fear and vulnerability,” as well as the relation between a long-dormant AI and its human pilot.

In Other Waters will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2020.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.