Failbetter Games’ superb interstellar narrative adventure Sunless Skies is finally coming to consoles next month, on 19th May, in the guise of the much-enhanced Sovereign Edition – which will arrive as a free update for existing PC players at the same time.
Sunless Skies is, of course, the follow-up to Failbetter’s Sunless Sea and, as its name suggests, trades the nautical adventuring of its forebear for a rocket-powered jaunt across a “universe steeped in celestial horror and ravaged by Victorian ambition”.
The end result once again offers a blend of rogue-like exploration and strikingly evocative storytelling – albeit with a much greater focus on more fulsome narrative arcs this time around – with enough finessing to the formula that Eurogamer slapped an Essential badge on Sunless Skies when it released on PC in 2019.
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