Developer Jujubee has announced a release date and release window for the PC and console versions of the upcoming Kursk.
Described as the “first-ever documentary-adventure” title, Kursk will launch first for PC and macOS on October 11. According to the Polish-based developer, it will be targeting a Q1 2019 release window for Kursk on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Jujubee has revealed that the standard version of Kursk will retail at $29.99 (€29.99/£19.99), which will include premium wallpapers, a PDF art book and access to the official soundtrack.
Meanwhile, the Kursk Collector’s Edition is priced at $39.99 (€39.99/£27.99) and includes all of the aforementioned content in the standard version, as well as the Kengir DLC, upcoming “VR Support DLC,” a PDF download for Kursk: The Board Game and an “O.R.P.” e-book.
Pre-orders have officially been opened for Kursk, Jujubee confirmed. For those looking to pick up Kursk from Steam, Jujubee has discounted the title by twenty percent for anyone that pre-orders through the developer’s online store.
Announced back in 2015, Kursk chronicles the tragic events of the Russian K-141 Kursk, focusing on the nuclear-powered submarine’s sinking in the Barents Sea on August 12, 2000.
Jujubee has said that the plot is “largely based on facts,” allowing the player to become a “witness to dramatic events that shook the world at the time.”
“We believe the time has come to tell real stories,” says Michal Stępien, CEO of Jujubee. “In an age in which we compete for the free time of consumers against the entire entertainment industry, including movies and TV series, and when people are less likely to read non-fiction, game producers have an additional obligation.
“It’s true that games are becoming more complex, offering an incredible audio-visual experience, and allowing us to lose ourselves in a virtual world, but they rarely help us grow.
“That is why we want to step outside the self-contained world of video game subject matter and invite players to broaden their knowledge about history or the actual world. We’re convinced that Kursk will be a very attractive title to anyone looking for an ambitious and mature game.”
In other news, Jujubee announced in April that one of its other titles, Realpolitiks, would be heading to Nintendo Switch in 2018.