Archangel is an upcoming single-player shooter from Skydance Interactive that puts you in the cockpit of a 6-story mech, enlisting you into the resistance forces to battle an evil corporation now rampant in post-apocalyptic USA. Check out the new trailer here.
Selected by the United States Free Forces to pilot a one-of-a-kind mech, you lead your squadron into battle against HUMNX, a private conglomerate that’s taken the reigns of power in absence of the now disbanded US government. Using motion controls, Archangel lets you shoot an array of high-powered weapons, or even use your physicality to punch a plane from the sky while shooting away with the other.
Archangel launches in July for an exclusive two-week window on PlayStation VR before releasing on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift via Steam and Viveport.
Demoing the game at GDC 2017 in March, we can say that Archangel’s is technically an ‘on-rails’ shooter, meaning you don’t get to freely control the mech’s locomotion. Visuals were immersive, and the task of shooting wave after wave of buzzing drones and massive tanks that scramble around as you make your way through the story was certainly a tall order to fill.
Skydance Interactive, launched in 2016, is a division of Skydance Media. The company creates and publish original and IP-based virtual reality experiences and video games. In 2017, Skydance Interactive will debut Archangel, representing its first original title.