It was in December 2018 when Mixed Realms and Perp Games announced plans to bring ninja action title Sairento VR to PlayStation VR, initially in Q1 2019. After several months of silence, the companies have now confirmed a release date for a physical retail launch, set to take place in July.
It will, in fact, be a dual launch both in retail stores as well as online across European territories. A North American release date has yet to be confirmed.
“We are thrilled to bring our game through Perp Games to the PSVR fans who have been incredibly excited but patient for its release. Our game is to let them experience what it is like to move and fight like a cyber ninja!,” said Aldric Chang, CEO of Mixed Realms in a statement.
Often described as a cyber ninja simulator, Sairento VR is a first-person combat experience set in a near-future Japan. You play a member of the Silent Ones, a secret organisation of citizens trained in the martial arts of ancient samurais and ninjas. In the story campaign, a conspiracy will force you to fight against those you once called allies.
“The wait is over and we are so proud to bring the physical release of Sairento VR to PSVR fans all over the world” adds Rob Edwards, MD of Perp Games. “This is a truly great game and Mixed Realms is a very talented team.”
Sairento VR mixes both close combat fighting with long-range shooting mechanics, whilst at the same time allowing you to perform crazy manoeuvres to evade enemies. Using an arsenal of weapons includes katanas, guns, arrows, kunais and throwing glaives which can be upgraded and evolved throughout the videogame, you can effortlessly kill opponents whilst perform somersaults, triple jumps, side flips, wall runs, and power slides.
VRFocus reviewed Sairento VR in 2018 on PC, giving it four stars, saying: “Sairento VR is one of the best free-flowing combat titles available for VR headsets, showcasing how far development of VR locomotion has come.”
Perp Games and Mixed Realms will release Sairento VR on 5th July. When details of the North American release are available, VRFocus will let you know.