Keoken Interactive’s Deliver Us Mars, the sequel to Deliver Us the Moon, is getting a new trailer ahead of the game’s upcoming launch.
Deliver us Marsthe next game from developers Keoken Interactive, has received a new trailer ahead of the game’s upcoming launch. Published by Frontier Foundry, the publishing label of Frontier Developments, the game will be released in the first half of this year after having been delayed from a fall 2022 release.
Deliver us Mars is the sequel to Deliver us the moona sci-fi adventure thriller first released on PC in 2018 under the name Deliver the Moon: Fortuna. It got a reissue the following year simply titled Deliver us the moon, which was later ported to PS4 and Xbox One as well as a next-gen version for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. It followed the journey of an astronaut sent to the Moon to find a way to save humanity from a doomed future. Deliver us Mars features a similar premise, now set a decade later with astronauts responding to a distress call from Mars.
Originally scheduled to release on September 27, 2022, Deliver us Mars has been delayed to February 2, 2023. Just under a month before release, the game received a new trailer titled “Countdown to Launch”, giving players a look at protagonist Kathy Johanson and her teammates for the trek to Mars as well as some teasing about what peril awaits them. There are also small clues that hint at Johanson’s motivations for being part of the journey. The trailer ends with a release date and a list of platforms including PCs and current-gen and previous-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
Deliver us Mars is one of many games that are next to be released on two generations of consoles, although it is not available on Nintendo Switch. Deliver us the moon saw its Switch port canceled very soon after it was announced, so it’s safe to assume the developers would rather leverage more powerful hardware and implement features like ray tracing, even if it means missing out on potential sales from Nintendo fans.
Some top sci-fi games in recent years have followed a more exploratory gameplay loop rather than focusing on action and combat. Perhaps the most striking example of this would be the space exploration game Outer Wildlandsa very successful indie game that has been very successful on multiple platforms. Outer Wildlands asserted that there is a strong market for well-crafted sci-fi games that aren’t built around combat, and Deliver us the moon followed this path by focusing on puzzle solving and narrative building. Deliver us Mars will carry the torch for that style of play with a new setting and story, and fans won’t have to wait any longer to see what awaits them on the Red Planet.
Deliver us Mars out February 2, 2023 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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