For those that want to be a badass ninja in virtual reality (VR), there are a couple of titles that fit the bill. At the moment the most notable is Mixed Realms’ Sairento VR which arrived on PlayStation VR today, and Oculus Quest last month. Next week, however, Coinflip Studios its brutal katana swinging experience Ninja Legends onto Steam Early Access.
Looking like a violent mashup between Fruit Ninja and Gorn, Ninja Legends is set in feudal Japan, where you’re tasked with recovering some stolen Shadow Scrolls. What this means is taking on swarms of enemies and less than delicately slicing and dicing them, causing a bloody massacre in the process.
Being the ever deadly ninja that you are, you’re armed with the latest and deadliest weaponry. Swords, staffs, gauntlets, Naginata (a pole with a blade on the end), Odachi & Wakizashi, and even Claws (to unleash your inner Wolverine). After those standard weapons there are the four Shadow Skill abilities, the Bow & Arrow; Shadow Step, Energy Blast and Chain Dart which also seem to slow down time by the looks of the trailer.
The Early Access version will also include 18 levels, four difficulty modes, boss battles, unlockable secret modes and daily challenges. The studio expects early access to last between six to twelve months depending on popularity and user feedback.
Coinflip Studios has a roadmap of planned content such as a sandbox mode with an in-game level editor for user-generated levels, more weapons including nunchucks and sais; additional throwing knives and explosive special abilities, plus a series of story levels to complete.
Ninja Legends is scheduled to launch via Steam Early Access on 11th July 2019, supporting Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. Then in August Ninja Legends will come to Oculus Store including Oculus Quest and Viveport. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Coinflip Studios, reporting back with any further updates.