Find the ARKs and the revolutionary technology on them, then bring the whole bunch home.
According to the publisher’s (Frontier Foundry) overview, “Sequel to the award-winning Deliver Us The Moon, Deliver Us Mars is an atmospheric science-fiction adventure offering an immersive astronaut experience. Explore new frontiers on a suspense-fueled, high-stakes mission to recover the ARK colony ships stolen by the mysterious Outward.
Ten years after the Fortuna mission, humanity is closer to extinction. After a mysterious distress call from Mars, join the Zephyr and its crew as they journey to the red planet and seek to recover the ARK colony ships stolen by the mysterious Outward and, with them, ensure the survival of the human race. Journey from Earth to the surface of Mars and endure its harsh and unforgiving terrain as you hope to discover the secrets of Outward. Use both brains and brawn to overcome mental and physical challenges, find the ARKs, and uncover the motivations of those behind the distress call that brought you here.
Experience a highly polished and absorbing narrative experience packed with engaging gameplay. Every moment is handcrafted, delivering a suspense-filled, emotion-fueled narrative alongside music from award-winning composer Sander Van Zanten, state-of-the-art motion capture, stunning graphics and real-time ray traced shadows and reflections, powered by Unreal Engine.” The protagonist is Kathy Johanson, and she will also look for her father, Isaac, who left her behind when joining Outward.
Two months ago, when the original release date was announced, we wrote: “Players will progress in Deliver Us Mars by conquering platforming challenges, solving complex puzzles, scuba diving, floating in zero gravity, and executing a thrilling launch sequence inside a spaceship. They’ll experience a stunning depiction of Mars as they explore its sandy planetary surface, the interiors of the enormous ARK vessels, icy valleys, and abandoned colonies—not to mention sections of the game set on Earth and the Moon. […] PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S players can look forward to an enhanced experience featuring real-time ray-traced shadows and reflections, with more console-specific functionality to be unveiled before launch.” Yeah, we haven’t heard about that yet.
Deliver Us Mars has become one of the games that have been postponed: it will be coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Steam, Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 2 instead of September 27. The price is only 30 USD/EUR (Deluxe edition on PC: 35 with the bonus soundtrack), and pre-ordering has a 10% discount