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Things We Saw Today: The Haunting Trailer for Sea of Solitude Drops at E3

Plus John Lasseter, the G7 summit, supercomputers and more!
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EA Originals has released a trailer for their new game Sea of Solitude, and it is giving us deep Guillermo Del Toro meets Hayao Miyazaki melancholy feels. The title, in development by Jo-Mei Games, centers on a young woman named Kay, whose loneliness and sadness transforms her into a monster. After her transformation, she she drifts on a small boat through a deserted and partly submerged city, where she encounters other monsters and learns more about what happened to her.

Writer and creative director Cornelia Geppert said, “When humans become lonely, they become monsters. This at the core of the story of ‘SOS.’ Embrace your self doubt, in the same way you embrace your hope. This is what being human is all about.” She continued, saying “Sea of Solitude is by far the most artistic and personal project I’ve ever created. At times it is very challenging to dig that deep into your own feelings like core fears, longing and anger, but at the same time it is the most fulfilling thing to express those very feelings by putting it to people through art.”

We cannot wait to play this game, which lands in early 2019.

(via Variety, image: EA Originals)

  • Pixar’s John Lasseter is stepping down from his role at Disney. Lasseter was accused of sexual harassment last year as part of the #MeToo Movement. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • This 3D printed Zelda Master Sword holds Nintendo Switch game cards and we wanted one like, yesterday. (via Nerdist)
  • Jason Wang of Xi’an Famous Foods, which was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, is donating all of its June 8 sales to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to honor Bourdain’s memory. (via Buzzfeed)
  • Trump showed up late to the G7 Women’s Empowerment Breakfast because of course he did. (via New York Magazine)
  • We’re #1! We’re #1! America now possesses the world’s most powerful supercomputer in IBM’s Summit. (via Wired)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.