Almost a year ago, developer Mixed Realms launched its first virtual reality (VR) title onto Steam Early Access, a first-person combat experience called Sairento VR. The studio has announced that the past year of development has almost come to an end, with the title due for release on both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in January 2018.
Sairento VR is a mission-driven, sci-fi first-person shooter (FPS) in which players perform feats like triple jumps, wall runs, power slides and back flips, leaping metres into the air, slowing down time whilst unleashing volleys of gun fire, before landing in front of an enemy and cutting them down with a swipe of their katana blade.
The story goes that you have been :”Trained by a sensei skilled in the techniques of Japanese martial arts and modern fighting, you’ve been chosen as a Silent One: a righteous but covert organization of seemingly ordinary people who adhere to a long-forsaken code and are trained in the ways of ancient samurais and ninjas.”
For the full launch Sairento VR will feature 10 unique environments, a campaign mode, co-op gameplay, and a fleshed out upgrade system which allows players to customize their skills and weapons to play in different ways. The levels are procedurally generated, with players are able to mix and match any combination of katanas, firearms, bow and arrows, kunais, shurikens, or even a throwing glaive to effectively dispose of adversaries.
Aldric Chang, CEO / Co Founder of Mixed Realms, also mentioned on Steam: “Thank you once again to all our fans for being so supportive of the work we’ve been doing. While the release marks the 1.0 version of Sairento, know that we have more fixes and content lined up in the coming months to make this game an even more definitive version of the one true VR ninja experience.”
Sairento VR is currently available in Steam Early Access for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift with Touch for £22.99 GBP/ $29.99 USD. The videogame will leave Steam Early Access on 19th January, 2018. For any further updates on Sairento VR from Mixed Realms, keep reading VRFocus.