Whilst Finnish developer MeKiwi and its publishing arm VRKiwi are best known for virtual reality (VR) title Cave Digger, augmented reality (AR) studio Nieko has been working with the latter on its latest project. This week the pair have revealed Crystal Raiders VR, a multiplayer adventure due for release later this year.
Crystal Raiders VR will be an action-adventure videogame where you can explore a medieval castle which is split into 20 levels either on your own or in co-op with three other players. Set to offer a mixture of combat and puzzle-solving, the studio notes this will be a family-friendly experience:
“All game content is suitable for children, with a friendly environment and cruelty-free combat.”
As a role-playing game (RPG) experience you’ll be able to discover treasures, artifacts, and useful weapons to aid the quest plus avatar customisation options with various character models, haircuts, clothing, and accessories. The further into the castle you go the more unlockable cosmetics you find.
To aid the multiplayer aspect of Crystal Raiders VR it’ll feature its own social platform known as “Camp Square”. The kick-off point for any quest, you’ll be able to chat with other players as well as competing in specific activities for leaderboard spots.
Crystal Raiders VR will be apart of the Steam Game Festival in February, with a PC VR release currently slated for Spring 2021. It’ll support Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets.
As VRFocus reported back in October, MeKiwi is currently working on Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder with the team saying they want to keep the original’s feel whilst providing a different experience with big new features. An Early Access release is expected in either Q2 or Q3 202. For further updates on both videogames keep reading VRFocus.