Chinese developer/publisher, Winking Entertainment, shares some details about their forthcoming samurai melee action game, Reborn: A Samurai Awakens for PS VR.
The VR-only first-person combat game features futuristic alien robot enemies, cyborgs, samurai and laser swords. Set in the year 2480, in its quest of galactic exploration mankind has incurred the wrath of an alien civilization. Players take the role of Yukimura Sanada, the famous samurai warrior of Feudal Japan, resurrected to fight against extraterrestrial invaders of Earth.
Players can choose from laser katanas, pistols and psychic powers with a different weapon in each hand, as well as the ability to slow time with carefully timed counter attacks.
Reborn: A Samurai Awakens is developed by Geronimo Interactive, known for best-selling VR game Pixel Gear, and published by Winking Entertainment.
A Samurai Awakens has won numerous industry and gamer accolades, including:
- 2017 Best VR game at PAX East
- 2016 Best Hardcore prize at VR Core
- 2016 Year’s Best VR game at VRDC and China VR game summit
Reborn: A Samurai Awakens is slated for release at the end of 2017 on PS VR.