CastleStorm VR is a curious blend of medieval RTS, Tower Defence and RPG mechanics with a dash of Angry Birds, set on a 2D plane and build for virtual reality. It’s on its way for both the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR headsets, take a look at it in action in this launch trailer.
3rd person gaming, not a style originally expected to be ‘a thing’ when virtual reality’s resurgence began just a few years ago, is fast becoming a popular way to present immersive titles.
The latest to adopt this viewpoint is the ‘just announced’ CastleStorm VR from developers Zen Studios. Described by the team as an “action-strategy-RPG hybrid” the title, on its way to both Oculus Rift and Gear VR headsets, lets the player “Raze castles and conquer your rivals in CastleStorm VR, a super genre mashup of 2D physics destruction mashed with a tower defense brawler. Players are catapulted right into the heat of the battlefield, casting their swords against formidable foes like knights, soldiers, archers and even griffins in thrilling castle vs. castle combat.”
The original game first appeared a couple of years ago for mobile platforms to some acclaim, with Zen Studios reworking the viewpoint and visuals for virtual reality but retaining what made the first entry so popular. So you’ll be sending your hordes out to smash the opponent and laying waste to their strongholds with the ability to swoop in and take a closer look at the action (on the Rift at least).
CastleStorm VR is on its way to Oculus Rift and GearVR on July 16th.