Winking Entertainment, developer of the hugely popular virtual reality (VR) title Unearthing Mars and the forthcoming Reborn: A Samurai Awakens, revealed The Walker, a new PlayStation VR exclusive videogame, for release in China early in 2018. Now however, the title has been confirmed for a western release, including a retail edition courtesy of Perp Games.
The Walker is based in a time where traditional Chinese culture is on the crossroads of modernisation. The videogame combines the ancient Chinese art of exorcism with modern weapons and equipment, casting players in the role of exorcists with the ability to use Chinese paper Talismans as they battle their way through grotesque monsters and demons in order to protect the city. As the last known descendant of the ancient Fangxiang family, it rests upon your shoulders to live up to your famed lineage thanks to the ability to use mystical perks and charms to destroy all who stand before you.
A variety of customisation mechanics are included in The Walker in order to keep the gameplay fresh on repeated play. Players can combine the use of firearms and swordplay with spellcasting, giving their weaponry unique special powers. As they face-off against legions of demons, players will also find themselves going toe-to-toe with gigantic bosses with randomised attack patterns.
Winking Entertainment are promising total 360-degree movement with smooth locomotion in The Walker, as they recreate the streets of Shanghai through a core questline, mini-game challenges and boss fights. No hands-on time with The Walker has yet been made available; however it’s possible that the videogame will appear in some form at next month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles. VRFocus will be on the ground at E3 reporting back with all the latest VR news.
No official release date has yet been announced for The Walker, either digitally via the PlayStation Store or the retail edition of the videogame. However, Perp Games has already made the latter physical release available to pre-order via both Amazon and Play Asia, with a suggested retail price (SRP) of £19.99 GBP. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on The Walker and other VR titles from Winking Entertainment and Perp Games.