Berlin-based developer Playsnak, the studio behind Neon Seoul: Outrun and Shaman: Spirithunter, has created a VR version of the popular mobile game, Wanted Killer created by Korean developer nChant Interactive. According to the developers Wanted Killer VR is its own new game with all-new gameplay, and story and progression – made with the mobile game’s assets. So it’s “not just a VR port.”
In Wanted Killer VR you’re cast as a member of the WK4 group – a covert elite team of agents sent in to protect the weak and oppressed when lesser heroes bail out. You’ll be going up against the evil GENETIC MINDS Corp., its maniacal private army, and ruthless CEO in this fast-paced bullet-time shooter. So get ready to stretch your skills – and ammo supplies – to the limit as you battle countless enemy types and bosses, from mad scientists to fiendish firefighters.
Check out the trailer below:
A flow-based combo system invites you to take out enemies in style to trigger combo-based scoring rewards across a single player campaign, skill challenges, and a wave-based survival mode. The game allows for strategic combat as you dash between against a host of different enemy types. Wanted Killer VR lets you choose between four different characters and choose your loadout as you take on diverse challenges in settings like a mysterious genetics lab and an ever-changing subway station.
“We set out to create a game that blends over-the-top B-movie type characters and storyline with innovative VR gunplay. Our goal at Playsnak is first and foremost about how the gameplay feels and how it can push VR forward,” said Game Director on Wanted Killer VR, Patrick Esteves.
“For Wanted Killer VR we found that by combining a variety of interesting weapon types, unique gun steal mechanics, and an innovative approach to teleport, we have made something that we think VR gamers will appreciate. The cherry on top was adding stylized graphics to the mix that really highlight the game’s ‘arcadey’ feel. We’re bringing Wanted Killer VR to Early Access very soon which gives us the amazing opportunity to share our progress with the community and use our players’ suggestions to tweak our dev roadmap and ultimately increase the quality of the game.”
Wanted Killer VR is set to release in early access sometime in May 2018 on Steam for HTC Vive. No final release date or price tag has been announced yet.