One of the more compelling and exciting virtual reality (VR) titles to be announced this year is Oculus Rift exclusive Asgard’s Wrath From Sanzaru Games and Oculus Studios. Aiming for a big action-adventure experience with lots of bloody combat and giant boss battles to contend with, information has slowly been appearing since the videogame was first revealed just over a month ago. First, there were screenshots and this week there’s been more gameplay footage to enjoy, so we compiled all the video footage released so far right here.
On a Quest
Oculus went all out for the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 this week, announcing the Oculus Rift S, as well as letting guests get some hands-on time with its latest videogames, including Asgard’s Wrath. It also just so happened to release a couple of new videos showcasing the most gameplay footage yet. The first is called ‘Questing’ and as the title rightly suggests this is the player out on their epic journey, giving you a chance to see the core of the title, exploring ancient ruins, collecting useful items, and having the odd fight without getting killed as a mortal.
And then there’s god mode. As your all-powerful alter ego who’s on the rather tall side – like any god – this next video is much more of a showpiece where players have to fight the legendary Kraken.
Blood, sweat and more blood
The following videos are shorter bite-sized pieces showcasing smaller fighting elements of Asgard’s Wrath. One thing is for sure, Sanzaru Games is holding back when it comes to the visceral quality of the combat, as it looks quite easy to remove an enemy’s head from their shoulders or carve them up like a Sunday roast.