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Beyond Blue is out tomorrow, looks extremely chill

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In contrast to Maneater's eat-or-be-eaten take on the ocean, Beyond Blue (opens in new tab) is a soothing swim among earth's most majestic creatures. In a new trailer (embedded above), we get a sense of the laid back personalities who'll be investigating the ocean floor with us—as well as a reminder that it's releasing tomorrow, June 11. (On PC and console, that is. There's a "first look" available now on Apple Arcade.)

The cast seems cool, though I hope they aren't yapping in my ears too much while I explore the ocean floor. I'm here for the sea creatures more than the land creatures, as well as for the soundtrack, which includes songs from "Miles Davis, The Flaming Lips, The Edisons, and more." There are also "mini-documentaries" that include new ocean footage and interviews with experts. See a teaser for those below.

Beyond Blue was expected to release earlier this year, but it was pushed back (opens in new tab) in February. It'll be available on Steam (opens in new tab) when it releases tomorrow.

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.