Iron Man VR on PSVR was delayed several times earlier this year, but last week the game finally got a firm release date of July 3rd, 2020. We caught wind only a few hours ago that Sony was likely to release an Iron Man VR demo on PSN prior to launch. Now the company not only announced its releasing a new Iron Man VR hardware bundle, but the demo is also available starting today.

Update (11:00 AM ET): The demo is now available here for download, which comes with a free Molten Lava Armor Deco if you purchase the full game.

The demo includes:

“Malibu” tutorial mission
Interactive Stark Jet cinematic starring Tony, Friday & Pepper Potts
“Out of the Blue” Stark Jet gameplay mission
Flight Challenge optional mission
Advanced Combat Challenge optional mission

Sony also announced that a new PSVR hardware bundle is coming, which includes the PSVR headset, PS Camera, two PS Move motion controllers, Iron Man VR on Blu-ray disc, and a PSVR Demo Disc.

The bundle, which will be available for pre-order starting today, is set to be available in the US, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and the Dominican Republic for $350 / $450 CDN (or local equivalent).

The EU and UK are getting a smaller hardware bundle, which includes two PS Move motion controllers and a physical copy of Iron Man VR for €100 /£85, available for pre-order starting today.

Original Article (3:40 AM ET): Back in March, Gematsu reported on an Iron Man VR Demo – Demo listing that appeared in the PlayStation Store. The game’s developer hadn’t confirmed the existence of such a demo, and when the game was met with an “indefinite delay” earlier this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it wasn’t clear if the demo would ever see the light of day.

Shortly after a new July 3rd release date was confirmed, Gematsu today spotted that the unreleased Iron Man VR Demo – Demo listing got an update, and can now be found in the Asia, Japan, US, and Europe regions of the PlayStation Store.

The 7.8GB package can’t be accessed publicly yet, but the recent update suggests it’s being finalized in preparation for an eventual release.

We went to do some digging on our own and found some additional evidence that the Iron Man VR demo will likely get released. Although the official US page for Iron Man VR doesn’t appear to have any mention of a demo for the game, text in the website’s source code meant for search engines references its existence: “Explore Marvel’s Iron Man VR game detail, demo, images, videos, reviews.”

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Again, we don’t have an official announcement of an Iron Man VR demo yet (see update), but it seems quite likely that we’ll get one either ahead of the game’s launch or right around release. And while we can’t be sure what the demo will contain, we’d venture to guess that it could be a similar cut of the game that we saw in a press preview last year. In that impressive demo we got to see a tutorial for the game’s innovative flight mechanics and got to save someone from a crashing plane.

Iron Man VR is set for a release date on July 3rd, 2020 and is available for pre-order; the game’s standard edition will cost $40. The title is being developed by Camouflaj and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment as a PlayStation VR exclusive.

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  • PerpetuallySkeptical

    Time to dust off those inferior headsets PCVR fam

  • JesuSaveSouls

    Looks like a cool game,would be cool on pc.

  • Alextended

    Very boring game, on par with that old Batman “game” but less of a tech demo. If you only have PSVR it’s kinda cool, like Blood & Truth is kinda cool, for having faux-hand tracking, as inaccurate messy & limited it is, but if you’ve played PCVR stuff it won’t impress, not just thanks to new stuff like Alyx and Saints & Sinners either, old stuff like Lone Echo crap all over it. Oh well, it will be marketed and help push VR as a whole to/by nooblets at least.

    • I was thinking the same thing, though I haven’t tried it yet.

    • kool

      Somebody is jelly….

      • Alextended

        Don’t be jelly someone, you’re not missing much if you can’t play it. Take it from me, who played it.

        • Adam Broadhurst

          You sound like a PC snob.
          Plenty of good games on PSVR despite its dodgy controllers and plenty of crap on PC VR

          • Alextended

            You sound like you can’t read and have an inferiority complex, nowhere did I say there’s no crap on PC or no good games on PSVR.

          • AJ_74

            Actually, your statement “if you’ve played PCVR stuff it won’t impress” implies that you were crapping on PSVR in general, hence why you didn’t say “if you’ve played {insert PSVR game that’s up to your standard here}…”

            Also, you mentioned Saints and Sinners in the context of newer PC VR stuff that impresses you, yet don’t seem to be aware that it’s available on PSVR as well. I’m wondering if you’ve ever even owned a PSVR.

            You also referred to people who might enjoy Iron Man VR as “nooblets”, even though you clearly haven’t played it. Perhaps it’s you that’s jealous?

          • Alextended

            The first statement is true, I dunno what your beef with it is?

            Second, obviously I played it on PC to get on-par hand tracking regardless of the other platforms it’s on. It’ll probably be better on the lowly Quest than PSVR, even if it looks worse it will at least play great with equally good hand tracking.

            Third, no, I didn’t refer to all of them as nooblets, I said the nooblets might be impressed. My posts are right there for all to read, don’t change them to argue against things I didn’t say, lol.

            And yes I did play it, hence posting my opinion on it and replying to the guy who couldn’t play it (presumably he doesn’t have PSVR) with how he’s not missing much so it’s okay and there’s nothing to be jealous of if he has other, better VR platforms.

            Sorry if facts hurt you, it’s okay, you’ll get over it when Sony gives you PSVR2 and you can finally agree that VR can be done better.

  • the vast majority

    The demo was really good. Can’t wait to get this.