From today customers ordering a HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) will now get a new content bundle with the headset.
Still featuring three titles the new bundle still includes Google’s Tilt Brush, but now it also comes with The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed by Cloudhead Games and Zombie Training Simulator by Acceleroto. These replace the previously available Job Simulator by Owlchemy Labs and Fantastic Contraption by Northway Games.
The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed has been built from the ground up for virtual reality (VR) with the storyline revolving around your characters missing sister, an ancient machine, and a sinister presence that’s been inspired by dark 80’s fantasy films.
While Zombie Training Simulator is a cartoon styled videogame, placing the player in a shooting gallery against cut-outs of hordes of zombies as a school for taking care of business during a zombie apocalypse. Players will be able to make use of a variety of weapons as they learn about the tactical advantages required to survive in the new, dangerous world just around the corner.
As for Google’s Tilt Brush that needs no introduction as the app has been synonymous with the HTC Vive almost from day one. An update for the title earlier this month added audio reactive brushes – essentially allowing players to paint with sound. Eight brushes where included, so that users can paint as they normally would, but now allowing audio to be introduced. Active a saved song and the brush strokes start to pulse, blink, flash and move to any sounds and music introduced.
The new content bundle hasn’t changed the price of the HTC Vive, it’s still $799 USD. UK customers should have noticed a price increase from 1st August which HTC put down to market conditions.
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