The upcoming online action role-playing game (RPG) virtual reality (VR) title Gargantua, from Tokyo-based VR developer Yomuneco has received a number of new details. The most notable of these is the finalization of the title for the project which is now Swords of Gargantua, along with a release window and a playable demo.
Swords of Gargantua invites players into a world dominated by a race of giants called the Gargantua, where up to four players will join together and fight in epic real-time battles against these giants and their forces all for the sake of humanity. The title features intense realistic battles where every hit, block, punch, and interaction deliver satisfying feedback through a unique collision system that has been designed for the title. No more swinging swords through an opponent, unless of course you are intending to cut through their neck perhaps.
The online co-op of the title will allow players to rally friends or join a random squad and fight together in beautifully-designed stages. Teamwork and communication skills will be a key part of success, along with your fighting ability, as you all try to overcome the challenges that await you.
VRFocus was able to get hands on with the title back at the Games Developer Conference (GDC) 2018 where Senior Staff Writer Peter Graham previewed Swords of Gargantua saying: “It’s very early days for Gargantua, with this demo really only offering a teasing taste of what’s to come. What was shown is certainly exciting, with an intriguing storyline mixed with gritty aesthetics and fluid combat. As development continues VRFocus will be keenly watching Gargantua‘s progress.”
Yomuneco has now released the first public playable build of the title as well, which is compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The demo is a small taste of what players can expect in the full release, when it releases into Early Access later this year. Bugs may pop up in the demo but you can download it to try for yourself now.
As work continues on Swords of Gargantua, VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest. With a release planed for later this year into Early Access, players won’t have to wait long to experience this intense title in full. You can see the latest trailer for the title below as well.