In 1996, what might be classified as a submarine shooter/simulator by the name of Archimedean Dynasty arrived on MS-DOS. It developed a passionate following which saw the “Aqua” series continue with the later PC releases of Aquanox and Aquanox 2: Revelation in 2001 and 2003 respectively. So, it’s really been quite some time since then, but the series is now being revived as Aquanox Deep Descent by Digital Arrow and Nordic Games. Neither a sequel or prequel, the Kickstarter is effectively for a re-imagining of the original Aquanox game. So far, it seems fans are really responding if the current amount of funding is anything to go off of.
As such, players can expect to dive back into the gorgeous underwater world of Aqua. Once you take control of your vehicle you’ll be free to explore the vast environment and, of course, busy yourself by shooting up enemies. Aquanox Deep Descent also allows for up to four player co-op play. Folks can drop in and out whenever they wish, although it’s still possible for a single player to enjoy the campaign on their own. Those who wish to test their skills can do so via PVP with modes such as deathmatch and team deathmatch. Along with fighting, you’ll also need to collect items via mining, scavenging, looting, or trading. Finally, you’ll be able to customize your ship as needed to perfectly suit your playstyle.
So far, Aquanox Deep Descent’s funding goal of $75,000 seems completely attainable. The game is currently planned for PC and stretch goals will be added which include VR headset support, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One console releases.
Track the progress of the Aquanox Deep Descent Kickstarter in our Campaign Calendar.