We’re not sure why it’s called Iron Fish when it’s not about a fish made of iron. What we do know is that in this game, you play as Cerys, a British deap-sea investigator tasked with exploring how deep into the ocean we can actually explore.
Many dangers lurk in the ocean, and Cerys’s missions require the player to make use of her state-of-the-art equipment to uncover mysteries and survive in the harsh environment. It doesn’t seem so hard at first, starting with fairly well-lit surroundings and bright colors. The deeper you go, the darker it gets, and the less familiar the creatures will be. At the bottom of the ocean, humans are no longer at the top of the food chain, and the player will come face-to-face with creatures no man has ever seen before.
On the official Iron Fish blog, designer Dean Edwards admits that his inspiration came from Water-type Pokemon. He also tells of how he watched a diverse range of horror films growing up, while also being fascinated by wildlife documentaries. All of this taught him that something does not have to be gory in order to be terrifying, and he’s putting it all together in this project. The fear of drowning is a given, but it seems that they're intent on bringing fear of fish to a whole new level.
The game looks awesome so far, but the only “iron fish” we could see in the trailer is the mini-sub. Perhaps the title was meant to be misleading, or maybe there’s something more that we just can’t see. Whatever it is, Iron Fish looks like something we’d like to get our hands on. We may have to wait a bit, as no release date has been specified yet, other than “later in 2015.”