A listing on the Australian Government's classification website has revealed the name of the second game in the Xbox Live Arcade Hydrophobia
The sequel to the original downloadable, third-person adventure will be called Hydrophobia Prophecy
, and has received an M rating. The game is the second in what is eventually meant to be a trilogy of titles.
The first Hydrophobia
was released last year, and received average reviews from the press. Developer Dark Energy Digital later admitted
that it got "a little bit close" to the game, but hoped that an updated version, titled Hydrophobia: Pure
, would fix mistakes and address the title's muted critical reception.
Deborah Jones, the game's creative director, said of the negative reviews, "Obviously you're disappointed. You can't help but be disappointed. But when you look at it and people have a valid point then you can't possibly be angry about someone's opinion."
launched in December last year as a free update for those Xbox Live users who had already previously purchased the game.