Stormland by Insomniac Games and Asgard’s Wrath by Sanzaru Games are probably the two biggest Oculus Rift exclusives players have been waiting for this year. Now the wait is almost over as both titles made an appearance during Oculus Connect 6 (OC6) with new trailers and actual launch dates.
The first to arrive will be action fantasy adventure Asgard’s Wrath with a 10th October release date – two weeks away. Set to feature over 40 hours of gameplay, the story is based on Norse mythology with players in the role of a fledgeling god who is set several challenges by Loki. To prove their worthiness have to help preordained Heroes of the Realms fulfil their destinies. This means players get to fight not only as a mere mortal but also as a god, using their powers to gain the edge in battle. There are different character classes to choose from, Mage, Rogue and Warrior for example, with a core part of the gameplay focused on melee combat, offering finely-tuning physics to provide as real an experience as possible.
With the launch fairly imminent Asgard’s Wrath can be pre-ordered today via the Oculus Store for $39.99 USD. Pre-order and you’ll receive an exclusive sword and shield inspired by the Valkyrie warriors that control the battle arenas.
For those who prefer a more sci-fi themed experience then there’s Stormland. Confirmed to be launching 14th November, this is another big action-adventure just this time you’re a peaceful android gardener. An event thrusts you into a new role of a heroic fighter, who must traverse the lush planet finding spare parts whilst rescuing friends. Stormland also offers a multiplayer co-op experience where another player can drop in and out of the campaign or where both players can team up in treasure hunt mode.
Stormland is also available for preorder now, retailing for $39.99 on Oculus Store. Anyone who pre-orders will receive an exclusive Oculus Home statue to display in their digital home.
Check out the new trailers for both videogames below, showcasing all-new gameplay footage. VRFocus will continue its coverage of both titles, reporting back with further announcements and updates.