Meta dropped a flurry of VR news today in its hour-long Quest Gaming Showcase livestream, revealing previews and information on more than a dozen new games coming to Quest 2, Quest Pro, and likely the Quest headset as well. 3 recently introduced.
Here’s what we’re most excited about:
wrath of asgard 2
That’s right, the sequel to the successful Rift title Wrath of Asgard (2019) comes to Quest this winter, bringing with it a host of new places to explore and a cast of new companions and puzzles. Meta’s Sanzaru Games says we should expect physics-based melee and a more intuitive combat system, not to mention a new realm to explore that will take us to a reimagined Ancient Egypt. See the full announcement here. Also, check out the trailer on YouTube (age restricted).
I Hope You Die 3: Cog In The Machine
We have learned about the upcoming sequel to the hit puzzle game with a spy flavor. I hope you die, but it seems like each new trailer that comes out is just another chance to salivate at the clever Bond-esque escape room puzzles and obviously dastardly villains. It’s coming to the Quest platform and PSVR 2 “soon,” says developer Schell Games. See the full announcement here.
Attack on Titan VR: Unbreakable
the trailer of Attack on Titan VR: Unbreakable It’s admittedly not a game, though it’s easy to see where it’s headed, as Japanese studio UNIVRS seems to be heavily suggesting gameplay elements here. It brings both single player and co-op modes to the titan-slaying swing-tastic game, allowing you to play in either Japanese or English, including alternates. It’s coming to the Quest platform in Winter 2023, which is a bit later than the previously announced promised Summer 2023 release window, but better late than never. See the full announcement here.
Dungeons of Eternity
Although it’s hard to get super excited for a roguelike dungeon crawler, there are some really great ones already,Dungeons of Eternity comes to the Quest platform this year from a studio called Othergate, which was founded by a group of former Oculus Studios game designers. The cooperative dungeon crawling RPG for 1-3 players also incorporates physics-based combat, which is quite refreshing to see as it focuses on melee as well as archery and magic. . See the full announcement here.
Stranger Things VR
Tie-ins to TV show games are pretty hit and miss (mostly botched), but we can actually vouch for the studio developing this. Stranger Things VR game, coming to Quest this fall from the Tender Claws, pioneers of virtual reality. You may know Tender Claws from their games. Virtual Virtual Reality 1 and 2 and The Under Gifts, three spectacular titles that really get what makes virtual reality great. Be the bad guy, Vecna. Do bad things. See the full announcement here.
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Assassin’s Creed: Nexus VR
Ok, just one more, but it’s definitely out of our lineup as we didn’t exactly get a look at Ubisoft’s next Assassin’s Creed game today as we’d hoped, which is now confirmed to be officially called. Assassin’s Creed: Nexus VR (the only real news about AC from the showcase).
However, the actual reveal is said to be coming during Ubisoft’s Forward livestream event taking place on June 12, so we’re closer than ever to knowing if Ubisoft is set to faithfully translate the high-profile assassin. flight and time travel from the franchise to VR. See the full announcement here.
There were a ton of games announced today. Which one are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below!