Last week Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios announced their latest collaboration, the epic looking Asgard’s Wrath. At the time several screenshots were released as well as a short trailer for the experience showcasing some gameplay. Over the weekend Oculus Studios Executive Producer Mike Doran released a pure gameplay video, highlighting even more of the experience.
Looking very much in the fantasy role-playing game (RPG) genre like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, the short video shows a little combat as well as item and artefact collection. It looks like the warrior character in action using a sword and shield combination. Then, later on, you get to see a frog looking companion jump out of nowhere who can then reach places that are inaccessible.
While it can be difficult to tell via screenshots, Asgard’s Wrath certainly looks the part with an awesome amount of detail and some beautiful looking lighting. The ruins are nice and dark and gloomy with the rain glistening off of the floor. It’s already a pretty impressive looking title without showing massive landscapes.
A large 30+ hour VR adventure based on Norse mythology, Asgard’s Wrath revolves around players being a fledgeling god who is set several challenges by Loki. What this means is you get to not only fight as a mere mortal, but you also get to use those godly powers to give yourself the edge in battle. There are different character classes to choose from, Mage, Rogue, Warrior for example with the studio having spent particular time on the melee combat, fine-tuning the physics to provide as real an experience as possible.
You’ll be able to switch between both mortal and god modes depending on the situation, either going hand to hand, chopping off limbs with swords, or becoming a massive overseer, not only solving puzzles but also changing the local wildlife into champions to help your mortal self.
Sanzaru Games hasn’t said when during 2019 Asgard’s Wrath will arrive for Oculus Rift, but don’t expect it before the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 in June, as Oculus will be returning to the event to demo the videogame there. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.
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