Last month Brazilian developer ARVORE released Pixel Ripped 1995 for PC VR headsets and Oculus Quest, bringing back some retro 90s gaming goodness. Today, the developer has announced that the PlayStation VR version isn’t too far away, with two launches taking place over the next couple of weeks.
Europe and the Americas are getting separate release dates, starting with the latter. The Americas will see Pixel Ripped 1995 arrive via respective PlayStation Stores on 12th May followed by a European release on 19th May.
Just like its predecessor Pixel Ripped 1989, the sequel is essentially a love letter to old-school gaming from its own particular era. The mid-90s were a golden era for videogames when they were moving from 16-bit sprites into 32-bit 3D titles. Pixel Ripped 1995 plays on this aspect at every turn, with all six levels containing nods to 1990s action RPGs, brawlers, platformers, space shooters, and racing games such as Streets of Rage, Mortal Kombat, Road Rash, Star Fox, Sonic the Hedgehog, Castlevania and many more.
In Pixel Ripped 1995 digital heroine Dot returns to help save both real and digital worlds from an evil goblin, the Cyblin Lord with the help of a 9-year-old videogame fan called David. He has to deal with nagging parents, bullies and more, switching between playing on his new console and dealing with outside distractions.
VRFocus was suitably impressed with Pixel Ripped 1995 in its review: “ARVORE has certainly learnt from Pixel Ripped 1989, both in terms of scope and gameplay, Pixel Ripped 1995 is a premium retro experience from start to finish.”
As mentioned this months launch is a split digital release. The Pixel Ripped Twitter account previously confirmed ARVORE has been working with Perp Games on physical versions of Pixel Ripped 1989 and Pixel Ripped 1995 but there’s been no update yet regarding when that may occur.
ARVORE has said fans can also look forward to new features and extra content in free updates in the months to come as it looks to add more fun and replayability to the title. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Pixel Ripped 1995, reporting back with all the latest announcements and updates.