Shinsekai: Into the Depths was announced for Nintendo Switch today, and it’s already available now. Originally released for Apple Arcade late last year, the game’s Switch version was revealed during the Nintendo Direct Mini that Nintendo shadow-dropped on YouTube. It’s a deep ocean exploration platformer that puts players in the shoes of an intrepid explorer as they delve deeper and deeper into the ocean’s secrets.
The world of Shinsekai: Into the Depths is very different from the one we know. Set in a future where Earth has been covered in ice, you play as the last human in an age where mankind has been forced to live underwater. After discovering a lone drone in the ocean, you’ll dive deeper and deeper into the secrets of an ancient civilization, avoiding the dangers along the way.
On top of puzzles to solve and awkward movements to overcome, thanks to your character being permanently underwater, you’ll also need to fight against giant sea creatures. Shinsekai seems to draw a lot on that fear of the unknown, given that most of the bottom of the world’s ocean has yet to be explored. But it also combines this with the wonder of civilizations like Atlantis.
Along your journey, players will unlock new abilities for both the protagonist and the mysterious drone. This opens up new ways to progress, better ways to fight enemies, and maybe even a solution to surviving in this harsh, frigid underwater environment.
It’s a crazy adventure to play through, but there’s also a time attack mode for those who want more of a challenge once they’ve uncovered the secrets of the deep. To top things off, there’s even a feature that lets you remix the Shinsekai soundtrack. This will let you hear the songs you most like whenever you want to.