When it comes to boxing videogames for PlayStation VR your choices are fairly limited. There’s Knockout League for a playful take on the sport, BoxVR which is more workout focused or the movie inspired Creed: Rise to Glory. Created by Survios, the latter has been available for purchase since 2018, in digital form worldwide and physically in North America. This week Creed: Rise to Glory will hit retail locations in Europe for the first time.
Like many retail launches for PlayStation VR, this disk version has been made possible thanks to a collaboration between Survios and Perp Games, so that European gamers who enjoy purchasing proper physical versions for their collections can do so.
The release will feature all the latest content which Survios has released, allowing players to step into the single-player story mode taking on the role of Adonis Creed as he ascends from scrappy underdog to world-class fighter. Able to train in iconic gyms including Mighty Mick’s and Front Street Gym, players will receive pointers from the legendary Rocky Balboa himself.
Alongside the career there are various other modes such as Training and Freeplay – which includes custom matches – to keep those skills sharp. Since the original launch updates have included a PvP mode to fight others around the world and more legendary characters from the Rocky franchise like Apollo Creed, Southside Slugger Clubber Lang and Ivan Drago.
Commenting on the European retail launch, Seth Gerson, Survios CEO, said in a statement: “Creed: Rise to Glory is one of the most widely distributed VR games via online stores, North American retail locations, and Survios’ worldwide LBE distribution network. By partnering with Perp Games we are thrilled to introduce Creed: Rise to Glory to new audiences throughout the world to experience truly immersive entertainment.”
Creed: Rise to Glory received a commendable 4-stars in VRFocus‘ review: “Survios has once again done an outstanding job, with Creed: Rise to Glory helping cement the studio as one of VR’s premium content developers. You don’t have to be into boxing to enjoy this title, and for those who enjoy VR fitness it certainly ticks all the boxes.”
Perp Games and Survios will release Creed: Rise to Glory in European stores this Friday, 17th January. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.