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Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition announced for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and XBox One

By Hannah Flynn, October 19, 2019 · Sunless Skies

We announced today at EGX that Sunless Skies will be released for PS4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One in the first half of 2020!


Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition will include new content and various improvements, and will be released on PC at the same time as on console. Players who already own the game on PC will receive the Sovereign Edition update for free.

It’s been a great year for Sunless Skies, and we’re delighted to be able to celebrate it with this enhanced edition. It’s already been nominated for a dozen high-profile awards, and was selected as one of the ten best indie games of 2019 by an industry panel at PAX West.

“The Sovereign Edition will add new stories when your crew is starving. As their desperation grows, you’ll be able to try and eat a variety of unwise, unpleasant or tragic things. By that point, your mascot probably looks quite tasty,” says Narrative Director Chris Gardiner.

“We’re overhauling the character progression user interface, and introducing a range of new Facets to define your captain’s past. Perhaps you lost your soul (and found it again), or attended a seance. Perhaps you have a hobby, or are close to rats, Devils, spies or Rubbery Men. Experienced captains will be able to continue to raise their stats even after reaching the level cap, extending the late game experience.”

“We’ve made significant changes for the console versions to enable smooth and intuitive play using a controller. And there’ll also be new opportunities for traders to exploit, and a new exotic engine to acquire, which skilled players in particular may find rewarding. It’s a big, exciting update which we like to imagine will be the jewel in Sunless Skies‘ crown.”

Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition is already available for PS4; later in 2020 it will join Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition on Xbox One and Switch. All of these ports are being developed in conjunction with Nephilim Game Studios, and will be published by Digerati.

We hope you’re as excited by this news as we are!

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Centurion Nov 16, 12:49am

I love your games, seriously! I am currently waiting for the Sovereign Edition for the Switch. And currently I'm getting a little bit giddy here. Are there any updates on the different versions yet?

Matthew Sep 2, 10:15am

Hi! I love this game and everything you release to add to it. I've been very excited about replaying from scratch (again, I played from scratch many times in beta, replaying when new content released), and I've been holding off, waiting for the Sovereign Edition. Any news on when that is coming out? I understand if the deadline moved back due to COVID-19, it would just really help to have some news...

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Wannaplay Sovereign Aug 5, 3:32am

But the first half is come and gone, and not even any news,

Aisling May 6, 11:08pm

I was so hoping that this would be headed for Switch! I was really excited when I saw Zubmariner on the console store! :D

FanForLife Apr 18, 2:26am

Thanks for making these amazing gems. I purchase all your games on every device I have. :)

Lukecis Dec 26, 6:39am

This sounds fantastic, especially the new engine and end game content- I bought the game a few days ago and already have 24 hours into it, and by no means am I in late game yet, but my biggest peeve with the game was the feeling of being incredibly slow, even with the booster mode on. Gaining base stats seemed pretty tough past the lower half of the levels as well, and alternative way to increase them via a new system or payments, skillchecks or new stories will be fantastic! All this for the low cost of 0$ to previous owners aswell, almost makes me feel bad for buying the game during the steam winter sale! I sincerely hope this isn't the last piece of DLC, as I would love to purchase an expansion that adds new realms or a bizzaro "warp" realm. (perhaps something akin to warhammer 40,000's warp)

Nathaniel Nov 8, 8:40am

Super excited! Everything couple of weeks I’ve been checking to see if this had been announced. It finally has! Can’t wait to get *both* of these on Switch!

Hannah Flynn Oct 21, 3:08pm

The PC version is on Windows, Mac and Linux. :)

Arindam Oct 20, 3:41am

Great news. I look forward to Sunless Sea on the Switch.

Harry Bosch Oct 19, 9:33pm

Looking forward to a version for my favorite platform (Nintendo Switch). No iOS version in the works?

Joy Unspeakable Oct 19, 6:54pm

What about Mac players? Any update for us?