It’s a good day for VR players who love archery. Not only have we got a new PvP archery multiplayer with magical arrows and a lot of action in the form of Arrowborn, but we’re also getting an archery game with world building and strategic gameplay elements. Set to release next month for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Night Knight sets you in charge of fighting the undead army, while you build your castle and protect your village.
This isn’t the first title of its sort for VR, and we’ve certainly been through the first-person action/tower defense mill with games like Alchemist Defender and Animal Force. So what sets Night Knight apart? Well, we’re not entirely sure yet, but there seems to be the promise of comedy, adventure and a sweet princess to save.
“The entire kingdom has turned into undead since the wicked witch has cursed everyone in sight, including our beloved King Harold. Now the undead army is in a never-ending search for vengeance, terrorizing everything in their path,” You play the role of a NightKnight – one of Princess Day’s royal guard who is sworn to protect her. Unfortunately, that task just got a whole lot harder. The undead won’t stop until the princess is dead so your goal in Night Knight is to try and hold off their advances for as long as you can. You’ll be rewarded with a new bow with its own unique style and power ability for every week you manage to hold them off.
Check out the gameplay trailer:
Besides the different types of bows the game offers, each with its own play style and power-ability, Night Knight also lets you use specially constructed traps that will do damage over a large area, killing a lot of undead permanently and making the castle harder to breach. The game also features different types of nature elements that you can apply to your arrows to increase their damage.
Night Knight will release in Early Access sometime this August, with 4 weeks of game-time ready to go. Each week translates to 7 different waves and a mini-boss at its end. Developer WeRVR Studio is planning to stay in Early Access for about a year, during which they plan to implement various additions and improvements, including multiplayer co-op and 1v1 modes, as well as a local co-op mode where the person in VR gets to play with a friend on a PC.
So if all of that sounds promising to you, then make sure to keep an eye out for when Night Knight releases for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on Steam in a couple of weeks.