Endeavor One, the virtual reality (VR) studio best known for Halo: Recruit is about to launch its biggest project to date, the PlayStation VR exclusive Arashi: Castles of Sin. Today, the studio has released a brand new trailer confirming the launch date will be tomorrow.
Set in feudal Japan, Arashi: Castles of Sin you step into the role of Kenshiro, a deadly shinobi assassin and the last surviving son of the noble House Arashi. “Vicious bandits known as the Six Oni of Iga have seized control of castles across the country, carving a bloody path of terror in their wake,” the synopsis explains. “With the guidance of your cousin, Ayane, and your faithful wolf companion, Haru, at your side, liberate the land and vanquish the merciless despots staking their claim.”
As an elite ninja, you have to kill these six bandits using stealth and your handy wolf companion, Haru. Arashi: Castles of Sin will allow you to tackle areas however you wish, taking to the rooftops to quietly dispatch enemies with your bow or sneak through villages on the ground and use your katana. With Haru by your side, you’ll be able to command the wolf to attack foes or create distractions.
Endeavor One is keeping things authentic by offering an arsenal of feudal-era Japanese weapons, so alongside the bow and katana, there’s the blowgun, shuriken, poisoned food and more. All designed for silent killing to avoid direct combat. But as the trailer clearly highlights, when needs must you can have full-on sword fights in Arashi: Castles of Sin.
Arashi: Castles of Sin arrives on 10th August for PlayStation VR. The samurai adventure isn’t the only title launching tomorrow for Sony’s headset, Kluge Interactive’s rhythm action game Synth Riders finally drops. And there’s plenty more for PlayStation VR owners to look forward to this month with Fracked, I Expect You to Die 2 and Traffic Jams on the way.
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