E3 2017: Archangel Trailer Previews VR Mech Combat For PSVR, Vive, Rift

Skydance Interactive released a new trailer during this jam-packed E3 to showcase their upcoming VR game, Archangel. The game puts players in the role of a pilot who has to jump into a six-story tall mech and blast the crap out of anything that gets in your way as you attempt to fight to free America from an oppressive corporatocracy.

The dystopian-set VR shooter’s newest trailer arrived during the E3 show, and we get a bit more of the backstory and the setting of the game. We find out that the resistance group is relying on the Archangel mech program to save them, fighting off other mechs and taking down aerial armament. You can check out the trailer below featuring a look at both the gameplay and the cinematics for the upcoming VR title.

The game uses akimbo mechanics for the controls, so there’s the ability to punch with both hands using the motion controls, which is necessary for when enemies race up on you and you have to take them down hard, and there’s also the ability to utilize special abilities and weapons attached to each arm as well.

For instance you can have a rocket launcher equipped on one arm and a machine gun on the other. You can also use things like fight with one arm and defend and shield against incoming attacks with the other.

The gameplay looks fast and fluent, and it could end up being one of the few VR titles that really stands out on the platforms instead of being just another one of those phony tech demos.

Also, don’t worry about being left out of the loop. Skydance has plans on releasing Archangel on the HTC Vive, the Oculus Rift (for those of you who sold your souls to Facebook), and even the PlayStation VR (yes, Sony’s headset is finally getting a decent game for once). You won’t have to wait long for the game because it’s due for release this July.


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