Eco-focused video game studio Tigertron today announced that its underwater PlayStation 4 and PSVR-enabled adventure game Jupiter & Mars will release on Earth Day, April 22nd, in North America. The release date was revealed during Sony PlayStation’s first ever State of Play broadcast in which new footage of Jupiter & Marswas featured. Release timing for other territories will be confirmed at a later date. Jupiter & Mars will be playable prior to release in the PlayStation booth at PAX East in Boston, Thursday March 28th to Sunday March 31st.
“This game represents a real labor of love for myself and the entire team, so it’s rewarding to finally be able to share these dolphins with players on Earth Day 2019,” said James Mielke, Tigertron’s Creative Director. “While it’s playable in both VR and without, experiencing Jupiter & Mars in virtual reality is really something special. That we were able to bring real-world environmental groups like SeaLegacy and The Ocean Foundation with us on our journey makes this a really meaningful event for me, the team, and most importantly, our children. We set out to do something different with the video game medium, to stimulate discussion and share a positive message. As it is said in the game, ‘There is always a tomorrow, and with every tomorrow there is always hope.’”
Jupiter & Mars takes players on an unforgettable journey through an ocean landscape that’s engulfed many of the Earth’s great cities from sea levels rising. “Inspired by some of our favorite games of the past, we’ve attempted to create an experience that’s incredibly fun yet poignant,” said Sam Kennedy, Executive Producer at Tigertron. “Jupiter & Mars is a true love letter to the oceans that we can’t wait for players everywhere to experience.”
ABOUT Jupiter & Mars
Jupiter & Mars is a groundbreaking new video game for PlayStation 4 and PSVR which puts players in the role of dolphins Jupiter and her companion, Mars, as they explore five distinct “biomes,” such as tropical islands and sunken underwater cities. With the help of a group of ancient whales called The Elders, Jupiter and Mars navigate a future Earth where mankind has disappeared, forcing the dolphins to confront and solve the after-effects of man’s industrial legacy. Set in spectacular oceanic environments, Jupiter & Mars is an audio/visual feast for the senses that aims to entertain gamers worldwide and inspire the video gaming community with its story and message.
Tigertron was founded in New York City in 2015 with an environmental ethos and the aim of developing games inspired by the real-world challenges of today to create fantastic, future worlds of tomorrow.