Playsnak and nChant Interactive’s Wanted Killer VR is like Borderlands meets The Matrix. The game is a first-person, virtual reality shooter based on nChant’s FPS mobile title, Wanted Killer.
The VR version of the game takes the combat to the next level by introducing stylized teleportation mechanics to zip around the arena, and tons of slow-motion shootout sequences using a variety of high-tech guns and cel-shaded weapons.
The story is pretty simple: Ricky Slade is seeking revenge against the corporation for killing his parents, he decides to assemble a team of mercenaries to help him take down the evil corporation.
A gameplay trailer showcases Ricky’s dual-wielding skills in action, as he utilizes bullet-time to dodge incoming fire, blast down foes, and wield pistols, sub-machine guns, and shotguns, all of which look as if they come right out of Gearbox Software’s Borderlands. Check it out below.
As you know, I’m no fan of virtual reality titles. Most are trite and derivative, or boring and uninspired. I will at least say that Wanted Killer VR looks like it has some visual spunk to it and the cover-based combat and dual-wielding seems like it could be somewhat fun to utilize.
The Early Access version of the game will start where you’ll only be able to play as Ricky, but as development progresses you’ll be able to play as a total of four characters, each with their own unique abilities and play-styles. There’s a stealthy assassin named Mia who you’ll be able to play, along with a melee character name Teo, and a heavy gunner named Aya.
As you progress through the game and complete challenges you’ll be able to level up the characters and weapons, as well as modify your loadout before each mission.
Much like Bulletstorm, Playsnak designed Wanted Killer VR around stringing together stylistic kill-combos on enemies. So you’re encouraged to experiment and try new moves in order to unleash devastating and cool looking kill-moves on your opponents.
You can learn more about Wanted Killer VR by visiting the Steam store page. The game will enter into Early Access at some point in May. And yes, you will need a VR headset to play the game.