Abzu Receives New Gameplay Trailer, Releases This Summer

Abzu, the underwater exploration game from the creators of Journey, has received a new gameplay trailer and will release within the next few months.

The beauty, serenity and sheer scope of 2012's Journey stuck with gamers for a long time. Although the game contained no dialogue, its storytelling and sense of wonder was unmatched. Now Abzu, the new underwater adventure game from some of the creators of Journey, is set to surface sometime this summer.

We first saw Abzu at Sony's E3 conference in 2014. The new gameplay preview shown above is the first we've seen of the game since that time. 

In Abzu, you play as a diver exploring a vast undersea world. With your trusty drone at your side, you're free to explore different areas of the ocean, interact with the sea life, and seek out and uncover hidden aquatic artifacts. If you have played Journey, then you will have a great idea of how Abzu will play. 

The first thing that stands out about the game is its gorgeous visuals. The colors used in Abzu are so vibrant and they all seem to pop right off of the screen. Combine these awe-inspiring visuals with yet another fantastic score by Austin Wintory, the Grammy-nominated composer of Journey, and you have the makings of another great game. 

For those who have been patiently awaiting Abzu's release since first seeing the game two years ago, you'll be happy to know that it's coming out soon. And while we don't have a specific release date for you right now, the game is currently expected to release sometime this summer. So divers — get ready.

Grab your oxygen tank and snorkel, and prepare to dive into Abzu in just a few short weeks. 

Published Jun. 10th 2016
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