At the beginning of the month, Sinn Studio unveiled details for its next virtual reality (VR) title, Swordsman VR. Teasing a singular image and some gameplay info, the team has now released alpha gameplay footage showing Swordsman VR in action as well as plenty of screenshots.
The story is set a thousand years ago, with the ancient world is plagued by an other-worldly invader: The Jötunn. So Earth’s mightiest warriors band together to fight the menace, a hero emerging who is an expert in melee combat, The Swordsman.
Swordsman VR is a medieval combat experience where you can select various character classes (or “cultures” as they’re called), grab weapons, shields and armour and then step into arenas to fight an assortment of enemies and bosses.
Knights, Vikings, Mongols and Samurai cultures are all on offer, providing over 100 different fighter variations. Swordsman VR is designed to be physical and realistic so weapons will handle differently due to weight, centres of mass and size. This also means attacks need to be calculated to land a damaging blow, or else they just be a blunt hit.
“Our bottom-line goal with this game was to give the player not only a sense of immersion with fancy physics-based weapons and combat but to give them worthy and intelligent opponents that make fights feel real and a progression system that lets them customize a character ‘build’ that suits their playstyle,” said Sinn Studio in a statement.
The progression system is based around three NPCs, the Blacksmith, the Armorer and the Skill Master. Each will allow you to customise your experience in their own way, the Blacksmith sells weapons while the Skill Master helps unlock new character stats and special abilities.
Last week the studio began a closed beta for Swordsman VR on PC, and today is the last day for signups. Fill out this form if you’re interested in testing the early alpha version.
Sinn Studio currently expects Swordsman VR to launch this summer, supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR headsets. Check out the gameplay teaser below and for further updates, keep reading VRFocus.