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Unearthing Mars Developer Reveals Reborn: A Samurai Awakens Coming to PlayStation VR

The videogame is slated for release towards the end of the year.

In March, developer Winking Entertainment released its first virtual reality (VR) title for PlayStation VR, Unearthing Mars, before bringing it to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Today, the studio has unveiled its next VR project, Reborn: A Samurai Awakens, once again coming to Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) headset.

Created in collaboration with Geronimo Interactive (Pixel Gear), Eric Tsai, Brand Manager at Winking Entertainment made the announcement on PlayStation.Blog. Explaining what’s in-store for players, Tsai says: “Players take the role of Yukimura Sanada, the famous samurai warrior of Feudal Japan, resurrected to fight against extraterrestrial invaders of earth. Yukimura is armed with dual laser katanas, pistols and psychic powers at his disposal. Each hand can also wield a different weapon, so players can choose between a sword-and-gun stance, sword plus psychic power, or just go all-out with dual katanas or dual guns.”

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Reborn: A Samurai Awakens will feature a mechanic called ‘Hack Time’. While players will be able to stun enemies by counter-attacking at precise moments, Hack Time slows time down, giving players an opportunity to do double-damage. The title will also feature some epic boss battles with QTE moments used to combat these seemingly impervious enemies

Winking Entertainment plans to launch Reborn: A Samurai Awakens towards the end of 2017 for PlayStation VR.

Checkout the first trailer for Reborn: A Samurai Awakens and for any further updates keep reading VRFocus.

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