Today, E-Line Media announced the incredible talent who will be making up the voice cast of Beyond Blue, the upcoming underwater narrative adventure game and spiritual successor to BAFTA award-winner, Never Alone. With many awards between them, the game’s core cast is led by Anna Akana (Awkward, Ant-Man), Hakeem Kae-Kazim (Hotel Rwanda, Black Sails), Mira Furlan (Babylon 5, Lost), and Ally Maki (Big Bang Theory, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger).
Set against the near-future backdrop of Earth’s oceans, Beyond Blue features the scientific support of real-world exploration and outreach initiative, OceanX, and embracing its minimally invasive exploration techniques. When I first saw the game at PAX South it was one of wonder and immersion. It tells the story of a crew of scientists – led by Akana’s Mirai and Kae-Kazim’s André – who set out to test their “Ocean Sense Network,” which has the power to literally shine a light on the unexplored depths of the ocean as they unravel its endless mysteries.
Focusing on the Western Pacific Ocean amid a large multispecies gathering of cetaceans and other creatures, players will step into the shoes (and flippers) of Mirai, as they use technology to better understand the urgent threats facing these blue depths. But what’s mores exciting is that Beyond Blue will feature never-before-seen footage licensed from BBC Studios’ Blue Planet II, expanding upon the game’s story and educating players about the social and emotional lives of these whales – the creatures with the biggest brains on the planet.
Beyond Blue offers up a unique opportunity to players, immerse yourself in a game world that explores your understanding of our own world. Beyond Blue will be available in late 2019 on PC and select consoles. Want to learn more? Stay tuned, as we’ll have more to share very soon!
Kate is co-founder, EIC, and CCO of BWT. She’s also a Certified Rotten Tomatoes Critic, host, and creator of our flagship podcast, But Why Tho? and Did You Have To?. She also manages all PR relationships for comics, manga, film, TV, and anime. She has an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies focusing on how pop culture impacts society.