The Game Awards 2023: Surprise Free Dave the Diver x DREDGE Crossover DLC Announced, Coming December 15th

Posted December 07, 2023
In 2023, MINTROCKET’s Dave the Diver and Black Salt Games’ DREDGE sailed into the collective hearts of gamers all around the world with their seafaring adventures that are as exceptional as they are different and a surprise collaboration between the two was revealed at The Game Awards 2023. New fish types, new recipes, and a new NPC all from the world of DREDGE are to be added to Dave the Diver via the free Dave the Diver - Dredge Content Pack, which will be available December 15th for PC and Nintendo Switch™. Take advantage of the chance to get both games at a discounted price with the Dredging & Diving Bundle on Steam, also available on December 15th. 
“It was pretty awesome to see great success for another studio inspired by the infinite possibilities of an ocean-faring adventure, especially one with fishing at the core of the experience much like our own,” says Game Director Jaeho Hwang of MINTROCKET. “Creating this crossover DLC is what our passionate fans in the community have been eager for, so combining our two distinct flavors in this DLC makes so much sense. We hope it’s full of fun experiences for all players.” 

“We've been fans of MINTROCKET's Dave the Diver since early access and like millions of others, have enjoyed hours exploring the Giant Blue Hole,” says the Black Salt Games team. “We were amazed to find our admiration was mutual when their team reached out to us after we launched DREDGE, our own contribution to the rising Rod-like genre. This collaboration marries two unique fishing experiences and showcases what's great about the gaming spirit in our community; celebrating each other's work and delivering a great time for our players.”

Both single-player fishing adventures have amassed massive followings with OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE cumulative scores on Steam. While Dave the Diver features some rightfully scary encounters, the new crossover DLC brings DREDGE’s special brand of horror to the Blue Hole. The free DLC brings the critical and community-acclaimed titles together, adding new gameplay and content:

  • A new “Fog” weather event, which introduces the DREDGE content later in the game
  • Drive Dave’s boat similar to DREDGE gameplay, choosing different diving spots
  • Catch Aberrations, unique creatures with diverse attack patterns
  • New night map to explore
  • New weapon, the Drain Gun (can be created using Aberrant material)
  • New “Hooded Figures” to serve at Bancho Sushi using unique dishes created from Aberrant fish
Dave the Diver is available on Nintendo Switch™ eShop (only available digitally) and on Steam. For those who want to stay up-to-date on the latest Dave the Diver news, check out the official website and Twitter, and join the community on Discord.

DREDGE is available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, and PS5. Follow DREDGE and Black Salt Games on their official Twitter.

MINTROCKET aims for a world where various genres and new kinds of enjoyment coexist. The studio’s focus is on making fun gameplay and bringing immersive gaming experiences worldwide with creative and inspiring games. What makes a great game? MINTROCKET thinks the answer comes from the gamers. Located in South Korea, MINTROCKET is a standalone sub-brand of Nexon.

About Black Salt Games
Black Salt Games is a small indie studio from Christchurch, New Zealand driven by a love for video games. The team’s debut title DREDGE and it first paid expansion DREDGE: The Pale Reach’ are available now on Steam, GOG, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Visit www.DREDGE.game for more information.

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