A year ago this week Japanese developer Yomuneco Inc. released its stylish sword-fighting title Swords of Gargantua for PC VR headsets and Oculus Quest. Gearing up for a summer of content updates, today the studio has released the first as well as announcing a competition for fans.
Yomuneco Inc. revealed its update plans back in April, with the first to arrive being the online lounge where 8 players can socialize and join games together. In conjunction with Swords of Gargantua’s native voice chat, the lounge will also include emotes to add a fun, expressive dynamic.
Players will now get their hands on two new one-handed swords, Suzaku and Phoenix. The former specialising in attack power while the latter is more suited to defense. As such, wielding them both should offer a dangerous combination. To access them, players will need to participate in in-game events between now and 26th June.
The final content addition is a beta MOD mode. Previously only available in alpha for PC VR players, the mode allows a player to customize in-game parameters such as attack, movement speed, or customizing enemy wave types. With the move into beta Oculus Quest players can also access MOD mode.
“On June 7, 2020, ‘Swords of Gargantua’ will be one year old. We were able to reach the first anniversary thanks to all the fans who continued playing,” said Yomuneco Co-Founder and CSO Kiyoshi Shin in a statement. The way you are playing has always encouraged the development team and provided us with new discoveries and challenges. We will continue to do our best to meet your expectations. We hope that you will continue to play and support us to create a future for VR that does not yet exist.”
Adding to the celebrations, Yomuneco Inc. will launch a Shield Design Competition on 5th June so that one fan of Swords of Gargantua will get their design put into the videogame. To do so apply on the official website or head to the Discord channel for further info.
As for further updates, the studio has two more mystery weapons to announce and the PlayStation VR release is still expected this summer, although that could slip depending on the pandemic situation.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Swords of Gargantua, reporting back with further updates.