Sunsoft to Bring VR MOBA Dark Eclipse to PlayStation Experience

Japanese publisher Sunsoft is set to mark the western debut of their VR title this month.

Sunsoft, a Japanese publisher of videogames for more than 40 years, is set to make its western virtual reality (VR) debut at the PlayStation Experience, Anaheim, later this month. The company will be bringing Dark Eclipse, a VR-exclusive MOBA which debuted at Tokyo Game Show earlier this year, to the show, playable outside of Japan for the first time.

Dark Eclipse screenshot

Dark Eclipse is a MOBA videogame developed specifically for VR platforms; players are immersed in the real-time action without traditional boundary of a 2D screen. The videogame will feature a roster of 20 characters, called Leaders, from which players will choose three to take into battle as they build towers and destroy the enemy base. Developed by a team of MOBA and RTS videogame lovers, Dark Eclipse is designed to offer a new MOBA era in the VR age.

Dark Eclipse was originally confirmed for a western release back in September 2017. The videogame was showcased at the Tokyo Game Show and subsequently Sunsoft issued a tweet to VRFocus confirming that Dark Eclipse would launch in America in 2018. No specific release date has yet been mentioned, nor has there yet been any confirmation of a European release, however the publisher has since updated their target for launch as ‘Spring 2018’.

Sunsoft, an arm of Sun Electronics Corporation, was founded in 1971. Originally working with the likes of Acclaim and SEGA to port titles across various formats, Sunsoft found success in the early 90s with a portfolio of titles including Aero the Acrobat, World Heroes and various licensed titles including Batman, Looney Tunes and Gremlins across a range of arcade cabinets and home consoles. More recently the publisher has made a significant investment in Nintendo Switch, with an entry in the popular Blaster Master series and a port of Waku Waku 7.

Dark Eclipse character artAt the time of confirming a western release to VRFocus, Sunsoft also offered an English language version of the debut trailer for the videogame, which can be seen below. Since then, the publisher has contacted VRFocus regarding hands-on opportunities at PlayStation Experience, set to take place in Anaheim, California, next month. VRFocus will of course keep you updated with all the latest details on Dark Eclipse and any other forthcoming VR titles from Sunsoft.

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