Post-apocalyptic shooter Archangel was previously launched for the PlayStation VR, but now owners of the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift will be able to strap themselves in to a giant mech suit for some saving-the-world action as Skydance Interactive launch the title on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Archangel puts players in the role of a survival code-named Guardian, who sets out to defend the rag-tag remains of the United States from the depredations of sinister mega-corporation HUMNX. When a surprise attack forces you into the seat of the prototype Archangel mech before it was completed, players will need to very quickly learn how to control the mech and fight back before they are cut down.
Players will need to learn how to use the weapons system on their mech, and carefully plan their attacks to take advantage of enemy vulnerabilities. Upgrades to weapons and defences can be unlocked, adding an element of strategy as players must choose what the prioritise to suit their mission profile and playstyle.
Archangel has received praise from critics, and VRFocus review of the PlayStation VR version was positive, saying: “Skydance Interactive has managed to produce some remarkably detailed environments and character models for the war to wage with. Of the highest standard yet seen in VR, Archangel’s visual fidelity ranks alongside the likes of Robo Recall and Lone Echo in terms of graphical prowess, if not for pushing the boundaries of VR gameplay.”
The title is available through Steam for a price of £22.99 (GBP). Oculus Rift users will need the Oculus Touch motion controllers in order to play.
VRFocus will bring you further information on Archangel and other new VR experiences as it becomes available.