Japanese developer Yomuneco Inc. first showcased its sword-wielding action title Swords of Gargantua during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) last year, followed by a demo version a few months later for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Today, the studio is seeking players for a new closed beta due to launch this month.
Yomuneco Inc. will be running the closed beta test for all Steam users globally from 15th February 2019 all the way through to Friday 22nd February (JST). Spaces will, of course, be limited, so for a chance to win a closed beta key, you’ll need to join the Swords of Gargantua Discord channel and leave a comment in the #beta-apply page.
“Winners will get a private message on Friday, February 15 with a Steam key giving them access to the beta. If players share their feedback via Discord and finish a survey after the beta test, their name will earn a place in the staff role credits in-game,” the studio tells VRFocus.
Swords of Gargantua is a proper hack n’ slash style adventure, with the studio paying particular attention to finessing the sword-based gameplay, aiming to perfectly mirror your real-life movements. This isn’t a solitary experience either. With a real-time online multiplayer you and three other teammates can collaborate on taking down the enemy. There will be a variety of weapons for different gameplay styles and native voice chat, allowing you to develop strategies with your team before heading into combat.
There will be waves of enemies to vanquish, all ranging in size and strength. The ultimate goal, however, is to get past these pesky foes to meet the gigantic nemesis, Gargantua.
While there’s a good chance plenty has changed since VRFocus last saw the title almost a year ago, for the first preview of Swords of Gargantua we said: “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.”
VRFocus will be continuing its coverage of Swords of Gargantua, reporting back with the latest updates.