The last time VRFocus heard anything about PlayStation VR exclusive Reborn: A Samurai Awakens was over a year ago, just prior to the Taipei Game Show 2018. This week CIRCLE Entertainment and developer Geronimo Interactive (Pixel Gear) have released the futuristic sword-fighting experience for both North American and European gamers.
Set in a far-flung future where mankind is being attacked by robotic invaders the natural course of action is to resurrect an ancient samurai to defeat them all. Looking like some sort of badass samurai robot yourself, you’re armed with a collection of melee and ranged weaponry to defeat these troublesome enemies.
Not only do you have dual laser katanas for when enemies get too close and pistols for when they’re out of reach, but you’ll also have psychic powers to manipulate objects and do further damage. Whilst sword-fighting you’ll be able to block attacks which will then unlock a timewarp ability to unleash special attacks.
As progression is made through the robot base, destroying guards and massive bosses like Sumo Rikishi Boss and Japanese Warlord, Date Masamune, you’ll have the option to customise weapons and equip different skills as the challenges change.
Reborn: A Samurai Awakens will be going up against another ninja VR experience which has already done very well, Sairento VR. The latter title arrived in the summer for PlayStation VR offering ninja-like reflexes which VRFocus highly rated when reviewing the PC VR version, 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.”
Available to download now, Reborn: A Samurai Awakens retails on PlayStation Store for £11.99 GBP/$14.99 USD/€14.99 EUR. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Geronimo Interactive, reporting back with further VR updates.