Yesterday VRFocus reported on British developer Fierce Kaiju announcing it would be remastering its original Samsung Gear VR title Viral for Oculus Rift, with additional Oculus Touch support. The studio hasn’t stopped there though, as it has also announced a new project for the mobile head-mounted display (HMD), called Viral: Quarantine.
An offshoot of Fierce Kaiju’s original videogame, Viral: Quarantine once again puts players in the role of Ragnarok the Anti-Virus. Doing the bidding of the sentient AI known as E.V.E, Ragnarok has now been sent to quarantine – a place viruses are kept before deletion – and while waiting to hopefully return to the computer mainframe decides to kill some time in the usual fashion.
Featuring five areas to battle in, Viral: Quarantine keeps to the same gameplay style as the original but adds some new options for players to explore. There’s several new pieces of weaponry, including the Lure which attracts viruses in for an easier kill, and the Manipulator, allowing players to pick enemies up, smash them into the ground, and then throw them away.
Viral: Quarantine also includes support for the recently revealed Oculus Rooms feature. Rooms allows up to eight people to hangout together, so they can watch TV, listen to music and play mini-games. But it also enables those in the room to jump into another social app or videogame, which they can do with Viral: Quarantine. So players can jump into an arena and compete with friends to see who can achieve the best score.
Fierce Kaiju formed back in 2014 to focus on virtual reality (VR) development. The team is made up from several videogame veterans whose previous work includes Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption and Call of Duty among other titles.
Viral: Quarantine will launch later this year, and VRFocus will continue its coverage of Fierce Kaiju, reporting back with any further announcements.