Schell Games’ current sword fighting rogue-lite title Until You Fall is in Early Access for multiple VR platforms. If you own an Oculus Rift/Rift S and have yet to play the videogame this weekend is your best chance, as it will be completely free on the Oculus Store.
Beginning at 6pm GMT today (10am PT) and running through to Monday 20th January at 8am (12am PT), Oculus Rift owners will be able to play Until You Fall in its entirety, hacking their way through countless magical enemies.
Taking up the role of the last remaining Rune Knight each run-through is randomly generated, where players have to fight their way as far as possible whilst duel-wielding swords, axes and other close combat weapons. As progression is made players will have the opportunity to upgrade their health and other attributes to contend with more hostile foes. At the same time, they’ll also be able to gather currency which can be used upon death.
Should death occur (and it will), players are taken back to a hub realm where they can purchase new weapons, allowing them to mix up their gameplay style. When returning to battle all those previous upgrades will have been lost, enabling each play through to be unique.
When previewing an alpha build of Until You Fall last summer VRFocus found that the melee combat was both intense and rewarding, commenting: “The battles were fun and the gameplay certainly seems to hark back to the 80s and 90s, where you’re given no recourse; you just have to be good, very good at holding your own.”
For those that wish to continue their adventure in Until You Fall the videogame retails for £14.99 GBP/ $19.99 USD on Oculus Store, plus it can also be purchased on Steam. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Until You Fall as development continues with an official launch expected during 2020.