The Sinking City 2 announced, with horror survival tilt

The Sinking City 2 will lean more into elements of survival horror, unlike its predecessor.
the sinking city 2 key art from developer frogwares

Frogwares has officially announced The Sinking City 2 during the Xbox Partner Preview, revealing a very different sort of game, compared to its predecessor. Where the original Sinking City was a horror detective adventure, The Sinking City 2 will seemingly lean more into psychological survival horror.

The first trailer has revealed the game’s protagonist will encounter a number of strange terrors in his journey through the flooded city of Arkham. There’s a lady with claws, a Deep One fish creature, lots of oozing worms, and plenty of other horrors beyond human comprehension. In short: our hero is having a rough one.

You can check out a first look at the upcoming game below:

Regardless of the terror, it’s great to see The Sinking City 2 appear – particularly given Frogwares has overcome a range of troubles to reveal the game. For one thing, the team has been locked in a legal battle to obtain the publishing and development rights for The Sinking City. For another thing – the team is partially based in Ukraine, and has been dealing with the impact of war for several years now.

Read: Frogwares is relocating Ukrainian staff with Epic Games aid

Frogwares will launch a Kickstarter campaign to support the game’s development and provide a safety net, should a need to relocate arise. A Kickstarter also supported the launch of Frogwares’ Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, and this proved essential as development work continued.

As described, it appears The Sinking City 2 is a much bigger, more ambitious game – so Frogwares is looking to secure its future, and ensure success. We’ll learn more about the game in the coming months, as work progresses.

The Sinking City 2 is set to arrive on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC in 2025.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.