A new VR game themed after animes and featuring stealth-oriented gameplay with a nice helping of explosive, first-person combat called Overturn is set to release on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
VRFocus is reporting that YJM Games’ Overturn will release on October 17th for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
The plot to the game is pretty darn simple: You and a fellow test subject named MAGI must escape from a facility using whatever means possible.
The game will see the two of you attempting to start off by stealthing your way through the halls and corridors in an attempt to get your hands on some mean firepower, and then later you’ll be able to acquire an assortment of heavy armament, including powerful psychic abilities, charges, grenades, explosives, and beam rifles.
A minute and a half long gameplay trailer was recently released, featuring some gameplay from the upcoming title that you can check out below.
The colorful game still features disembodied hands floating around on the screen, but at least it has hands. VR games that are just weapons floating on-screen are absolutely the worst.
Overturn doesn’t end after you escape from the facility, though. The trailer reveals players taking down mechs, acquiring a vehicle and blasting down enemies along the way.
A lot of the VR games haven’t been very impressive, and Oveturn hasn’t really stepped up much to prove that VR games are anything more than a gimmick. Even still, the anime art-style and the inclusion of some stealth elements definitely adds some flavor to the game that isn’t present in other VR games, but it still kind of looks a lot like the under-par VR fanfare we’ve been seeing.
However, at least maybe we’ll start to see more games branch out from the typical fluff we’ve been seeing from virtual reality games. The mix of FPS mechanics and psychic abilities could give the game a little bit of extra spice.