UnderMine Prepares for Prospectors on PlayStation 4 Starting March 30
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – 16 March 2021 – UnderMine, the action-adventure roguelike brimming with secrets from developer Thorium Entertainment, welcomes a new round of treasure seekers to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backward compatibility on Tuesday, March 30.
Send a hapless peasant to the monster-ridden depths of the UnderMine, a massive complex of twisting tunnels and mineshafts filled with equal parts of fortune and danger. Equipped initially with nothing more than a rudimentary pickaxe, a limited supply of bombs, and a misplaced sense of courage, the miner seeks to uncover the secret at the bottom of a tremor-ridden mine or die trying.
Unearth relics that empower adventurers with skills and upgrades that stand between them and glory. Clash with huge bosses and persevere against the dangers lying in wait deeper in the mine. Explode cracked walls with bombs, revealing secret paths and rooms filled with treasure and even potential allies.
Strategize wisely; though death is a setback, it does not spell the end of the journey. The next victim brave adventurer can spend recovered gold on permanent upgrades to equipment and stats. Each run poses a difficult question: spend that gold on a valuable item at the shop now, or save it for the next run?
While UnderMIne’s main campaign offers dozens of hours of challenge, those who conquer the mine at least once can explore the even deadlier and much more punishing Othermine. Kiss all the persistent upgrades goodbye; miners start with a fresh, randomly-generated set of starting relics, upgrades, and curses each run for maximum replayability.
“After we got more than 600,000 players on other platforms, we kept hearing from the PlayStation community demanding to know when it was their turn,” said Derek Johnson, Founder, Thorium Entertainment. “We’re happy to finally release on Sony’s platform and are ready to start bringing content like the Royals update to all versions of the game in the coming months!”
UnderMine launches Tuesday, 30 March, on PlayStation 4 for $19.99. UnderMine supports English, French, German, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian language text.
About Thorium Entertainment
Founded in 2015 by Derek Johnson, with his fellow former Relic Entertainment co-worker Clint Tasker joining him, the two-person Vancouver studio brought together by their passion for games. The duo was inspired by their experience in AAA development and the processes that make those games great while having the benefits of independent development, such as artistic integrity and being true to themselves. At the end of the day, Thorium knows games are meant to be fun, and if they’re not enjoying the process, their players aren’t going to enjoy the game. UnderMine is the studio’s debut title, initially released for Steam Early Access in 2019.