We’re Getting Serious Zelda: Wind Waker Vibes From Sinister Fishing Game ‘Dredge’

Team 17 has announced that it will be publishing a “sinister fishing adventure” game called Dredge, developed by New Zealand-based studio Black Salt Games.

The game will see you take on the role of a “down and out” fisherman who must explore a group of islands and plunge the depths of the sea for all sorts of interesting riches. You’ll be able to sell your treasures to locals, complete quests, and upgrade your ship, but heading out in the dark may invite some unwelcome attention from strange and deadly beasts. The visuals and overall approach definite reminds us of the iconic sailing mechanic from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, though we can’t imagine we’ll be scouring the sea for Triforce shards here.

Here’s a selection of features from Team 17:

Unravel a Mystery: Captain your fishing trawler across a collection of remote islands, each with its own inhabitants to meet, wildlife to discover, and stories to unearth 

Dredge the Depths: Scour the sea for hidden treasures and complete quests to gain access to strange new abilities 

Study Your Craft: Research special equipment and upgrade your boat’s capabilities to gain access to rare fish and valuable deep-sea curios 

Fish to Survive: Sell your discoveries to the locals to learn more about each area, and upgrade your boat to reach even more secluded locations 

Fight the Unfathomable: Strengthen your mind and use special abilities to survive trips out on the water after dark 

Dredge currently has a rather vague ‘2024’ release window attached to it, but needless to say, we’ll be keeping a close eye on this one in the months ahead.

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Are you looking forward to Dredge launching on Switch next year? What do you make of the trailer? Let us know!

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