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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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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!

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Harry Bosch Oct 19, 9:33pm

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

J Mark Oct 19, 8:42pm

not on mac?

Craig Oct 19, 7:54pm

If we own Sunless Seas on Steam, is that included in the free edition for the consoles?

Adam Beckett Oct 19, 6:58pm

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Joy Unspeakable Oct 19, 6:54pm

What about Mac players? Any update for us?