Heavy Metal Rhythm Shooter ‘Metal: Hellsinger’ is Coming to Major VR Headsets This Year

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Popular rhythm shooter Metal: Hellsinger (2022) is getting a VR version, bringing its frenetic action and metal-heavy soundtrack to all major VR headsets this year.

Games publisher Funcom and original developer The Outsiders announced that Metal: Hellsinger VR is being developed from the ground-up in collaboration with Lab42 Games, a Sumo Digital studio since 2020.

While a VR version has been a fan request for a while now, the game has now been confirmed to launch sometime this year on Quest 2/3/Pro, PSVR 2 and SteamVR headsets.

Image courtesy Funcom

Metal: Hellsinger VR is said to include the game’s original soundtrack, featuring artists such as Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), and more.

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In addition to the usual array of weapons and demon baddies, the VR version will also lets you dual-wield pistols independently, reload manually, and slay to the beat with your blade, which the studios say will include room-scale play and stick-based standing and seated locomotion.

We’re hoping to hear about how it’s being brought to VR, as the original game (rated ‘Overwhelmingly Positive’ on Steam) offers up frenetic run and gun-style gameplay that is all about jumping impossible heights and blasting away at giant demons, which could be intense if ported directly without consideration for motion sickness.

In the meantime, you can wishlist the game here on Quest. Check out the trailer below:

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  • … and the beat goes on ….
    Literally.
    A G A I N.
    Golly, why don’t they throw in some fuckin’ zombies, too, while they’re at it!1!!1
    Jesus Christ, ILMI: take us away!!

  • NotMikeD

    I don’t make VR game trailers, but I can promise you that if I DID I’d hide the annoying ever present “arrows beat marker” things that mar every frame of this one.

  • Ardra Diva

    these bands are “sorta” metal. “Nu”metal and somesuch. Mostly crap with bad singers. Real heavy metal with real talent comes from Scandinavia.

    • NL_VR

      i wouldnt call the music in Metal Hellsinger as “Nu-Metal”.
      but idk maybe nu metal means something different now than it meant 20 years ago :D