Fans of Winking Entertainment’s sci-fi saga Unearthing Mars will be able to continue the story today as Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War has now arrived on European shores – the North American release was yesterday.
Aiming to provide an intense first-person shooter (FPS) experience, Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War is going to be bigger and better than the original, with impressive visuals, greater freedom when fighting enemies, and more variety with boss battle to content with.
Featuring full support for the PlayStation Aim controller, Winking Entertainment has ensured even new players to the series can become accustomed to the controls quickly via tutorials. Then as they progress they’ll be able to upgrade after each chapter to help improve the outcome.
“Unearthing Mars 2 took the time to smooth out many visuals. One of the biggest challenge we face was to produce a great FPS level visual, and to deliver it onto the PSVR platform without settle for less than we wanted,” stated Hankson, director at Winking Entertainment in a statement. “The boss Black Sword was tricky to produce. We remodel him countlessly, trying to persuade a bossy aura about him, without making Black Sword too intimidating, superhuman.”
Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War will include around four hours of gameplay, with weapon load outs featuring an assault rifle and shotgun to more advanced special weapons such as rocket launchers, plasma weapons, and chain guns. A special option the studio has included is Focus. This enables players to slow down time for 2 seconds whilst also exposing enemy weak spots, great for boss encounters.
You can download Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War from the PlayStation Store now for £15.99 GBP, or if you happen to be a PlayStation Plus member then there’s a 10 percent discount. The original Unearthing Mars also featured support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, but it seems as though the sequel won’t be following suit, with Winking confirming as much on its Facebook page. For any further updates on the sci-fi series, keep reading VRFocus.