[Correction: Previously the article stated that Overturn was Japanese-made, but it’s actually Korean made. The changes have been made to reflect that.]
If you own an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift, you can pick up a copy of the anime-inspired, Korean VR shooter from development studio, Studio HG, and publisher, YJM Games.
The game is about a a mysterious fighter who wakes up inside of a futuristic lab with no memory of their past. You’ll have to first stealth your way out of the lab and attempt to fight off the guards patrolling around the facility.
As you venture further into the game you’ll eventually encounter a mysterious girl named Magi, who has special kinetic abilities and has a dark past of her own. Together, the two of you will attempt to escape from the facility and get to safety. However, getting out is only part of the adventure.
Studio HG released the new cinematic trailer to coincide with the launch of Oveturn. You can check it out below.
I have to be honest, it’s impossible to make out what’s really going on. The cinematic trailer also doesn’t do much to actually explain anything at all. Then again, it’s like most anime intros… you’re just watching it because it looks cool.
However, the actual gameplay of Overturn – beyond the stealth segments where you need to escape or not be spotted – the game is a straight-up, hardcore, action-shooter. There are also some puzzle elements thrown in to mix up the gameplay.
You’ll have a wide variety of sci-fi weapons at your disposal, along with free-flow movement for the melee combat and defensive abilities you can employ. A second gameplay trailer can be viewed below to get a better idea of what the combat is like.
The developers have also decided to incorporate their community into the game by implementing fan-art throughout the levels that players can unlock and view in a gallery by collecting them. That’s a pretty cool thing to do.
They supposedly have plans on updating the game with more modes post-launch, including a PvP arena mode. I don’t know how well that’s going to work out for a VR game like this, but it sure beats the VR walking sims flooding the market.
You can pick up a digital copy of Overturn right now for $29.99 from over on the Steam store. I doubt it’s the sort of game that would convince you to pick up a VR headset, but if you already own a VR headset and want to support a Korean developer… well,Overturn