New Subnautica: Below Zero trailer lands ahead of release date and it’s as cute as it is terrifying

Ed Nightingale
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Subnautica: Below Zero, the follow up to the acclaimed underwater survival game, has received a new trailer that’s as cute as it is terrifying.

Subnautica was released in 2018 and sees you freely exploring the ocean depths of an alien planet as you struggle to survive.

Below Zero is a new chapter set two years after the first game. As the title suggests, it takes us to the frozen waters of Planet 4546B and will allow players to explore an icy wilderness on land for the first time.

The cinematic trailer sees its hero up against different colourful creatures in tropical waters, before emerging onto a snowy landscape. It’s there he meets two beasts that immediately give chase to eat him.

He then drops into a cave to discover the stoney carcass of a colossal beast, presumably one of the game’s many mysteries.

It might have comedic undertones and a lighthearted soundtrack, but it seems pretty frightening all the same.

In terms of gameplay, the new chapter will be a continuation of the survival experience of the first game. That means exploring to gather valuable materials and resources, craft tools and manage your hunger and thirst.

You’ll dive into unknown alien waters and explore unfamiliar terrain to find the answers behind various mysteries, all while evading dangerous beasts.

Subnautica: Below Zero has already been available in early access on Steam for two years (as was the first game before release), but will be officially released on 14 May across PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and Nintendo Switch.

It’s available now to pre-order.

If you’re yet to play the first Subnautica game, it’s now available for free on PlayStation as part of Sony’s Play At Home scheme. It’s also on Xbox Game Pass, both on PC and console.

Check out the trailer below.