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PlayStation VR Exclusive Reborn: A Samurai Awakens Reveals New Boss Battles

Announced ahead of Gamescom, Cologne, last year, Reborn: A Samurai Awakens is a virtual reality (VR) first-person combat videogame. Set to be playable at the Taipei Game Show 2018, Winking Entertainment has revealed two of the boss characters players will face in this past-paced melee experience.

Reborn: A Samurai Awakens screenshot

Reborn: A Samurai Awakens is set in the year 2480, and sees the player going hand-to-hand in combat against futuristic alien robot enemies as they fight for survival after mankind’s galactic exploration has incurred the wrath of an alien civilisation. Players will take on the role of Yukimura Sanada, the famous samurai warrior of Feudal Japan, resurrected to fight against extraterrestrial invaders of earth.

Previously seen only as glimpses in the official trailer, the Taipei Game Show 2018 demonstration version is set to reveal more details about the boss fights of Reborn: A Samurai Awakens. The Sumo Rikishi Boss is a robotic juggernaut of strength, able to throw even cars and machinery as projectile weapons. Attacking at deceptively fast speed for his size, the massive body of the Rikishi boss hides certain weak points that the player will be able to exploit.

This exclusive demo also shows off the full moveset of the famous Japanese Warlord, Date Masamune. His origins are a complete mystery – no one knows why he is fighting against the human race, and what powers he possesses. Transported via a bird-like mount, Date Masamune holds nothing but a similar laser katana at his side. Wearing a suit of bulletproof plate armour, this will be a sword-fight players won’t want to bring a gun to.

Reborn: A Samurai Awakens screenshotThe Taipei Game Show 2018 exclusive demo for Reborn: A Samurai Awakens will be playable at the Sony Interactive Entertainment Booth, 26th – 29th January 2018. Reborn: A Samurai Awakens is currently being built as a PlayStation VR exclusive title, compatible with PlayStation Move controllers.

No official release date has yet been announced for Reborn: A Samurai Awakens. VRFocus will continue to keep you updated with all the latest details on Reborn: A Samurai Awakens and other PlayStation VR titles featuring at the Taipei Game Show 2018.