Dark Energy Digital has announced an enhanced version of their Xbox LIVE Arcade title Hydrophobia for Steam and PlayStation Network. A “comprehensive reinvention,” Hydrophobia Prophecy includes “upgraded graphics, brand new gameplay mechanics, exclusive new levels, a reworked back story, a dramatic new ending, recast voice acting and much, much more.”
“We could’ve just ported Hydrophobia Pure [from Xbox LIVE Arcade] over to Steam and PSN after the positive response it received, but we decided to go much further,” said Dark Energy Digital’s Pete Jones. “The community really blew us away with the incredible response to Hydrophobia Pure and the outstanding level of feedback on the listening post, so we wanted to return the favor and ensure we created a bigger and better experience in every possible respect with Hydrophobia Prophecy for Steam and PSN.”
Prophecy includes a new player feedback system called Darknet, which allows players to send Dark Energy Digital their specific opinions during any point in the game.
“In the modern, interconnected world we think there should be better lines of communication between players and developer, which is exactly what Darknet delivers. Gamers have shown us how much they appreciated being involved in the development process and we have responded. We’re really excited to be bringing Hydrophobia Prophecy and Darknet to PC using Steamworks because the ability to update the game seamlessly and regularly through Steam is a perfect fit for our commitment to acting upon feedback from the community. It also means we can update the Darknet system itself to ensure we continually adapt to serve players who want to participate more effectively.”
Hydrophobia Prophecy will launch first on Steam on May 9. A PlayStation Network version will follow. Check out the first set of screenshots at the gallery.