While many people will have first encountered Thor and Loki through the Marvel movies and comics, those characters are actually steeped in rich Scandinavian myth that stretches back hundreds of years to the time of the Vikings. A new virtual reality (VR) experience lets users live through those myths, titles Wrath of Loki VR Adventure.
Previously released for Samsung Gear VR, The player enters the mythical land of the Norse gods, Asgaard. The player takes on the role of the mighty Thor, the God of Thunder, who must try and thwart the plans of Loki, who is seeking to bring about Ragnarok, the End of Days which will bring about the death of the Gods.
Mjolnir, Thor’s powerful hammer, has been lost, Heimdall’s horn is also missing, and chaos and confusion reign in Asgaard. Loki, ever cunning is trying to use the disruption to begin Ragnarok. Odin, the Allfather, king of the Gods and father to Thor, sends you on a quest to recover the hammer and Heimdall’s horn and stop Loki’s plans.
Wrath of Loki VR Adventure features a distinctive hand-drawn art style and aims to reflect the spirit of the myths is is portraying, as well as tie in some of the artistic flourishes found in ancient Scandinavian art.
The developers at The House of Fables have confirmed there are plans to further expand the title in future with the addition of DLC, which will all be made freely available to users who purchase Wrath of Loki VR Adventure.
The title is available now on Steam supporting HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, though Oculus Rift users will need to ensure their Oculus Touch controllers are hooked up. Though usually priced at £2.09, it is currently available with a 10% launch discount, lowering the price to £1.88. This discount is available until 23rd November, 2017. Further information and updates can be found on the Steam store page.
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