At Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE’s) PlayStation VR Asia Conference in July the company revealed a wide range of new titles for the headset by local indie studios and publishers. Seven videogames were shown from Chinese partners, with five coming from publisher Oasis Games Ltd. Today the company has announced launch dates or windows for four of these five projects.
Time of Virtual Reality’s (TVR) Ace Banana has been confirmed as a day one release on 13th October, with Pixel Gear from Geronimo Interactive on 20th October and Weeping Doll from TianShe Media shortly after on 27th October. Additionally, Nekcom’s DYING: Reborn has been confirmed for January 2017 while details on Mixip will be announced at a later date.
“We are immensely proud to have a strong and diverse PS VR lineup to offer players starting with our October launch titles,” said Alen Wu, Global Business Director for Oasis Games. “On October 13, we look forward to having our fun arcade archery game, Ace Banana out, with our shoot-em-up Pixel Gear and the dark, story driven psychological adventure, Weeping Doll to follow in the coming weeks in October. It’s going to be a great month for VR fans!”
The titles offer a mixture a gameplay styles and genres. Ace Banana’s a single-player and multiplayer co-op gallery shooter in which players assume the role of a Banana Archer who must protect a stash of bananas from hordes of mischievous monkeys. TVR’s other virtual reality (VR) title Mixip which doesn’t yet have a release date, is an arcade space shooter.
Pixel Gear is another shooter in a similar vein to Ace Banana, where enemies attack player in waves. This time though there are cartoon monsters, zombies and ghosts as enemies to defeat. The videogame features six levels, upgradeable weapons and powerups that can slow down time.
Weeping Doll and DYING: Reborn are the complete opposite of the previous two, going down the horror route. Weeping Doll is a, story-driven psychological adventure with puzzle elements, where dolls come alive, animated and fuelled by the negative thoughts of their child owners. While DYING: Reborn is a horror-themed puzzle game in which players must work their way through a variety of rooms by examining, collecting and using items found along the way to figure out the puzzles.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Oasis Games, reporting back with the latest updates.