ARKTIKA.1, the sci-fi shooter from Metro developers 4A Games, is launching on Oculus Rift October 10th. Pre-orders are currently live on the Oculus Store, selling for a 10% discount off of the game’s $30 price tag.
Update (10/5/17): Developer 4A Games has released a new Arktika.1 launch trailer which shows the spookier side of the game (just in time for Halloween it would seem):
Nearly a century in the future – in the aftermath of a silent apocalypse – the planet has entered a new ice age known as the Great Freeze. Only the equatorial regions remain habitable, yet pockets of humanity still manage to survive in small numbers all over the planet. These regions of civilization sit on resource-rich, highly desirable territories to the north and south. As a mercenary hired by Citadel Security, you must protect one of the last colonies in the wastelands of old Russia from violent raiders, marauders, and horrifying creatures. Be the saviour. Give humanity a second chance.
The game launches on Tuesday, October 10th and is still available for pre-order with a 10% discount from the Oculus store.
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Original Article (9/13/17): We got a hands-on with Arktika.1 back at GDC earlier this year, and from what we saw there, it’s going to be a game with a level of attention to detail and polish that you might say (for the lack of a better word) puts it in the ‘AAA’ category.
Climate change has world is plunged into a new ice age, and as a security employee of the Citadel, a Russian outpost in the year 2120, you find yourself hired to protect the colony in the wastelands of the Vostok region from raiders, marauders, and horrifying creatures.
Even for first-person shooters, the game is gun-centric, with a bunch of different futuristic pistols to collect and customize with a number of parts as you sweep the base for baddies.
With its node-based teleportation locomotion system, the demo played out to mostly forward-facing, meaning once you enter a room, all of the action happens in front of you. We published 25 minute gameplay session, so if you want to see more about how the locomotion system works, check it out here.
The game will also be launching alongside a companion eBook, penned by New York Times Bestselling author and script writer of the game Christie Golden. Called ARKTIKA.1: My Name is Viktoria, Golden calls the book the game’s “bible”. The eBook is available on Amazon for $1, and is slated to launch on October 10th.
Check back for our full review in the coming weeks.