Astro Bot Rescue Mission, the cute third-person platformer for PlayStation VR which was first announced in May and then came to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 last month, now has a launch date for this October.
In a statement via the PlayStation Blog today, Japan Studio Creative Director Nicolas Doucet confirmed that Astro Bot Rescue Mission would be released on 2nd October, 2018.
The main Astro Bot character is an off-shoot of PlayStation VR launch title The Playroom VR. A PlayStation VR exclusive, in Astro Bot Rescue Mission players control Astro who happens to be captain of a spaceship. An accident happens and Astro loses all the crew and now its up to players to find them all.
With a game world that spans 26 levels across five locations, Astro Bot Rescue Mission features both puzzle solving and boss fighting mechanics, and of course plenty of jumping over platforms. The involve the player further and to make the experience that bit more immersive Japan Studio will get players to interact directly with the environment. This includes headbutting the scenery to reveal new paths, throwing shuriken to make new ledges or pop enemies, and even putting the DualShock 4 controller into alcoves to unlock secrets.
“Until the game is ready to land in your home, the Japan Studio Asobi! Team is working extra hard to make sure Astro Bot is great and features the high level of polish you’d come to expect from Japan Studio,” says Doucet.
If you like the look of Astro Bot Rescue Mission pre-orders will be available starting today, and it will be sold both physically and digitally for $39.99 USD. Those that pre-order the videogame from PlayStation Store will receive: 4 Astro Bot Avatars (Instant Reward), Astro Bot Rescue Mission Dynamic Theme, and the Astro Bot Rescue Mission full digital Soundtrack.