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Dave the Diver is set to debut on PlayStation 5 on April 16

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Dave the Diver, a game developed by Minirocket, will debut on the PlayStation 5 console on April 16, 2024. This move will not only broaden the game’s reach but also introduce it to the esteemed PlayStation Plus Game Catalog.

A standout feature of Dave the Diver is the introduction of a culinary showdown, injecting a fresh dimension beyond conventional restaurant management gameplay. Players can also partake in seahorse races, collect diverse seahorses boasting unique attributes, and indulge in the tranquil art of underwater photography, capturing the ethereal beauty of the Blue Hole’s ecosystem.

Players will earn rewards each time they complete the level or win the race. Moreover, the game is set to reveal another iconic magical creature, Godzilla, in May.

“Our journey kicked off with a simple concept: a diving game in which a deep Blue Hole serves as a mystical dungeon populated by fish that double as enemies and items to loot,” said Jaeho Hwang, Game designer and director.

Dave the Diver has garnered widespread support, both from the players and game critics.

Initially, the game centred around fishing and trade mechanics, eventually evolving organically to involve several other functionalities to keep the audience engaged.

Furthermore, Dave the Diver on PlayStation 5 harnesses features such as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, intensifying sensory immersion for players who venture into the oceanic depths.

“We set out to present different gameplay elements to create a new experience, mixing everything from culinary showdowns to rhythmic reveries. And, of course, a cast of charming characters brings it all to life,” noted Hwang.

Dave the Diver has received an ‘overwhelmingly positive’ rating on Steam based on more than 88,000 reviews. Similarly, PC Gamer gave it a score of 91/100, and IGN gave it a score of 9/10.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

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