There’s one big virtual reality (VR) release next week and that’s ARVORE’s retro sequel Pixel Ripped 1995. The launch will only be for Oculus and SteamVR platforms at the moment, with PlayStation VR owners having to wait until May. One bit of good news for those PlayStation VR collectors out there is that physical versions for both titles are also in the works.
Definitely! We are working with @PerpGames on versions of each! 🤟🎮
— Pixel Ripped – Retro VR Inception (@pixelripped) April 15, 2020
Over on Twitter, the official Pixel Ripped account confirmed Pixel Ripped 1989 and Pixel Ripped 1995 will be coming in disk form at some point, all thanks to Perp Games the UK publisher behind many PlayStation VR physical editions.
This was then followed by ARVORE saying: “You will be able to purchase them from their website for sure. Not sure about stores just yet.” To which Perp Games responded: “Full details coming very soon :)” Whether this will happen in May to coincide with the digital release has yet to be confirmed.
Both videogames are homages to the era’s in which they’re set, offering an overarching story involving an evil goblin called the Cyblin Lord who wants to cause chaos. In the first you play as Nicola, a videogame-obsessive who needs to use her ‘Gear Kid’ handheld console to try and beat him, while the sequel put you in the shoes of a 9-year-old boy named David. The main hook in both is being able to play 2D games inspired by retro classics, from RPGs and brawlers to platformers and space shooters, all inside virtual worlds which also offer interactive elements.
In its review of Pixel Ripped 1989, VRFocus said: “Pixel Ripped 1989 is very much one of those quirky VR experiences some will love while others won’t see the point of it. VRFocus is very much in the former camp when it comes to this. Pixel Ripped 1989 offers a unique gameplay experience that’s hard to put down, combining the addictive elements of classic platformers with the immersive stylings of VR.”
Pixel Ripped 1995 will be coming to Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets on 23rd April. When VRFocus has a PlayStation VR launch date, both digital and physical we’ll let you know.