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The VR Games Launch Roundup: Knights, Zombies & Daleks

Here are a series of new virtual reality (VR) titles to look forward to over the next week of January 2020. Make sure to check out our accompanying video guide discussing these various new videogames. All our CES-related content will continue to be released over the course of next week, including interviews and showcases of various new and exciting VR and AR products.

Shadow LegendShadow Legend VR – VitruviusVR

Designed exclusively for VR, this medieval crusade-themed single-player RPG sees you take on the role of Grand Master of the Knights Templar in the realm of Anaria. Fight and explore the densely filled kingdom for hidden treasure.

Featuring defences such as swords, bows and various new and imaginative magic weapons all stored within a unique inventory system. Also including voice-recognition abilities and interactions as simple as feeding surrounding animals and sharpening objects to taking on large scale boss battles, this is a highly immersive fantasy universe.

  • Supported platforms: Playstation VR
  • Launch date: 21st January

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Skydance Interactive

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners is the first VR adaptation of the popular franchise to arrive in 2020. Featuring a full campaign mode with an original story, risk your life to protect yourselves and others as you fight your way through the flooded ruins of New Orleans. Fend off various threats from both the living, dead and the various deadly diseases around you while equipped with an arsenal of classic and makeshift weapons. You have the option of stealth gameplay, where you make use of your surroundings to hide and disguise yourself, or choose to go in all in guns blazing. Developed by game studio Skydance Interactive, part of an American production company, Skydance Media, this is the studio’s second VR title after 2017’s Archangel.

Doctor Who: Edge of TimeDoctor Who: Edge Of Time – Maze Theory

Previously only available for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Vive Cosmos users, Oculus Quest users can now experience Maze Theory’s VR adaptation of the popular BBC TV series as well. With the Doctor stranded at the end of time and space, she communicates with you through intercoms and other communication methods to guide you through a series of challenges.

Featuring two-speed walking methods and short-range teleportation, grab a Sonic Screwdriver as the 13th incarnation of The Doctor, assists you on your travels through time and space. You must work to fend off new and original monsters, including two of The Doctor’s deadliest and iconic foes – the Weeping Angels and the Daleks.

  • Supported platforms: Oculus Quest
  • Launch date: 23rd January

Model Kit Simulator VR – Chun Y.

New from indie developer Chun Y, known for regular indie titles since early 2017, this creative simulator has been described by the creator as a “casual simulation.” In a throwback to classic Airfix building, users can complete a series of model kits in VR. This game features multiple kits for VR users to experience the whole build process, as well as coming up with new and original colour designs for the completed kit.