‘Archangel’ is a High-Intensity Mech Shooter Coming First to PSVR, Here’s the Trailer

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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.

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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.

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  • Firestorm185

    Saw this a few months ago in another article, was pretty stoked about it! Sad I’ll have to wait a little bit, but at least it’s coming to PC later.

    On the other hand, CAN WE HAVE VR BACK IN HAWKEN NOW?!?!? PLZ?!?!?!

    • Blackfire1

      Hawken still exists >.<

      • Firestorm185

        Well I know that, I have it, but it doesn’t work on any of the current VR headsets like it did on the DK1. I want it in VR cause I never had the chance to play it that way.

  • Fear Monkey

    On rails…..We really need a Mech combat game in VR, Rigs was good but I want a real heavy gear, Mechwarrior, Battlezone 1998 kind of game, that isnt on rails.