The quintessential cyber ninja VR game, Sairento VR has left Early Access after a year of wall runs, power slides, and back flips. But things aren’t settling down for indie studio Mixed Realms.
“13 months ago, we launched Sairento VR as an Early Access title on Steam and last year we were one of the platform’s top selling VR titles,” said Aldric Chang, CEO of Mixed Realms in a press statement. “We’ve come far from where we first started, a journey that would not have been made possible without the support from fans and partners. We’re extremely grateful to them. Moving ahead, Sairento will be ported over to PSVR while we embark on developing our second game.” Though no mention have been given as to what new project the team has set their sights on.
If you’re not familiar with the game, Sairento VR is set in a future Japan where a righteous but covert organization called the Silent Ones practice the long forsaken code and martial arts of the ancient samurais and ninjas. The game has a single-player RPG campaign with 10 mission-driven stages. You get to test out your ninja skills with katanas, firearms, bows, throwing glaives and legendary relics that you’ll get by progressing through the game and its random loot system. Sairento VR is quite famous for its slow-time bullet hell mechanic and unique locomotion system which works kind of like strafing but also lets you perform a lot of other interesting things like triple jumps and wall runs. Besides the campaign, Sairento VR also offers multiplayer co-op and PvP modes.
Take a look at the trailer below:
Still, even though the game has now left early access, Sairento VR isn’t perfect yet, as the developers themselves have pointed out. “As many of you have rightly pointed out, an exit from EA is just a technicality. It does not mean that we will be washing our hands off it from now on. While it does mean that we believe all the elements required to make a full game are in place, we still want to continue ironing out the remaining imperfections. We also want to add more content periodically to reward our fans’ loyalty and support for a while more,” the team said in a Steam announcement.
If you’re keen to try your hand at becoming a renowned Silent One then make sure to check Sairento VR out. The game just launched on Steam and Oculus Home as well. Humble Bundle currently also has a VR sale going with a 15% reduction from the game’s normal $30 price tag.