Calling it “the largest PlayStation VR launch lineup” from any publisher, Chinese publisher Oasis Games announced five games for release in North America and Europe: Ace Banana, Weeping Doll, Pixel Gear, Mixip, and Dying: Reborn. The first four titles are scheduled for October 2016, while Dying: Reborn will be out in January 2017. Here’s what you need to know about each:
Complete with single player and multiplayer co-op gameplay, Ace Banana features full-filled bright environments with comical weapons, outrageous enemies and wacky soundtrack that families will go bananas for! Intuitive controls and challenging levels that are quickly learned but slowly mastered will make Ace Banana a favorite of PlayStation VR early adopters.
In the game, players assume the role of a Banana Archer, the world-famous protectors of bananas. In opposition are hordes of mischievous monkeys, set on stealing bananas from the player’s stash. As the enemies arrive in waves, players use the PlayStation Move controllers to mimic drawing, aiming and shooting their bow with an arsenal of arrows ranging from plungers to fish and even pandas! Players will need to stay on their toes as when all their bananas are stolen, the game is over!
In the arcade space shooter Mixip, players control two ships simultaneously, wielding a Move controller in each hand. Combine the ships for new abilities, dodge heavy bullet fire and grab upgrades to increase weapon power and take down bosses!
Pixel Gear is a colorful 3D pixel shoot-em-up with a variety of humorous cartoon monsters and ghosts as enemies. Each level is filled with interactive objects that exhibit entertaining reactions when hit and upgradeable weapons that grant the ability to slow down or even stop time.
Weeping Doll is a story-driven horror adventure where dolls come alive, animated and fueled by the negative thoughts of their child owners. Solve difficult puzzles in eerie surroundings as an abused girl’s doll takes revenge on her parents—and things only get scarier from there! Explore environments in first-person view as the surprising truths of the storyline are slowly uncovered.
Dying: Reborn is a dark, horror-themed puzzle game that creates a unique first-person room escape experience. Examine, collect and use items to solve a variety of creative puzzle types to escape each spooky room, feeling shivers down your spine at every turn!
Dying: Reborn will also be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita when it launches in January 2017. It remains to be seen if the non-VR version for PS4 will be include with the VR version, or if it will be sold separately.
With Oasis Games saying that “each game delivers a unique experience, providing PS VR early adopters with a varied lineup that promises fun for players of all ages and types,” Business Director Alen Wu adds:
Oasis Games is creating a wide range of fun titles for PlayStation VR, as shown in our launch lineup that ranges from colorful arcade archery to spooky horror to 3D pixel shooter. We are proud to have so many titles slated for the launch window, more than any other publisher, and this is a testament to our commitment to providing entertaining experiences for the global PS VR audience.
Expect more details on Oasis Games’ PlayStation VR titles in the coming weeks.
PlayStation VR itself releases on October 13.
[Source: PS Blog]