Much has already been written on this site about OVERTURN, the Smashing the Battle spin-off from developer Studio HG, including a preview where enthusiasm was expressed for the title’s addictive gameplay. Now HTC Vive and Oculus Rift users have the chance to try it themselves with OVERTURN’s official launch.
OVERTURN puts the player in the role of a prisoner, awoken with no memory in a futuristic laboratory. Meeting fellow prisoner Magi, who has developer psychic powers offers a way out, but to escape will mean fighting against the forces that run the ominous laboratory, trying to unravel the secrets of your past and that of your mysterious psychic companion and eventually, learning exactly what the people who run the laboratory are trying to accomplish.
There are both action-combat elements and puzzles woven into the gameplay. Players will have access to an array of weapons that will become available as they progress through the levels. Beam rifles, energy swords, grenades or even bare fists can be used to take down the enemies that are trying to keep you imprisoned. As the game progresses, players will be able to enlist the help of Magi, using her powers such as Time Slow, Shield, HP Boost or Battle Magi to aid in the fight, but the story of OVERTURN poses the question, can Magi really be trusted?
OVERTURN is out now on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. A launch discount is currently available, reducing the price to £20.69 (GBP), a 10% discount from the usual price of £22.99. Further information and updates can be found on the Steam Store page. The launch trailer is available to view below.
VRFocus will bring you further news on OVERTURN as it becomes available.