It was only last week that indie studio Superbright announced that it was working on In Death: Unchained for Oculus Quest – a reworking of the PC VR title. Today, the team has confirmed a release date for next month as well as pricing info and new screenshots.
In Death: Unchained will be an Oculus Quest exclusive, where players have to fight through procedurally generated levels based on Heaven, Purgatory and Hell. The videogame will play much like the original version, where your only weapon is a bow but you can upgrade it with special arrows for damage bonuses.
This is a rogue’lite shooter where you only get one chance at making it through, death returning to the very start. Depending on previous progress you’ll be able to unlock new abilities to aid your next quest, the only problem, enemies will also get tougher in turn.
From angels to hellish demons there’s an assortment of foes to deal with. The studio has confirmed that as an exclusive Oculus Quest title In Death: Unchained has been tuned for the best experience, tweaking locomotion, aiming, shooting and dodging. Plus there will be new content for veterans for the first videogame to enjoy.
VRFocus enjoyed the 2018 edition In Death release giving the PC version a four-star review, saying that: “In Death is a VR videogame for those that want a challenge. The level design and weapon handling are beautiful with soaring angelic structures emanating from the clouds, pin point accuracy for satisfying headshots. The devil seems to be in the details with In Death, offering rinse and repeat gameplay that will keep you coming back for more.” Hopefully In Death: Unchained will successfully continue that trend for a new audience.
The launch of In Death: Unchained will take place on 23rd July, retailing for $29.99 USD. Ahead of that date, Superbright will release further details in a couple of weeks including new footage as well as discussing more about the enhancements made and how In Death: Unchained has been expanded and upgraded since the original experience.
When those new details are released, VRFocus will let you know.