We’ve seen a few ninja-themed VR games released up until now, including Fruit Ninja VR and the more intensely action-paced Sairento VR. However, Fruit Ninja doesn’t really offer you the feeling of becoming a true ninja and Sairento can be very difficult to get into – especially for newbies. So what are those who are new to virtual reality to do? Well, play the newly released Virtual Ninja VR from MAMMOSSIX of course!
This game is now available on Steam Early Access for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality at a $14.99 price tag. Though it is currently 30% off, which puts it at $10.49 until the 15th.
Virtual Ninja VR is an arcade-style action game where you’ll be using katanas and other ninja-related weapons like shurikens to take out waves of enemies. It’s been specifically designed to be easy to just pick up and play for those that are new to VR. Though I’m sure many VR ‘veterans’ will also get some enjoyment out of it. You are swinging a huge blade at enemies in a colorful virtual world after all.
Check out the trailer below:
The game currently offers an endless arcade mode where you’ll go up against waves increasing difficulty, made up of ninja and samurai warriors. Then there’s also a campaign mode with five stages and a boss fight at the end of each. Besides those single-player experiences, Virtual Ninja VR also has a co-op mode which lets you and a friend (or complete stranger) fight a huge boss together.
It doesn’t sound very extensive in it’s offering, but for an entry level VR game, this should do a great job of introducing players to both single-player and co-op gameplay in a fun and interactive setting. There’s no PvP mode just yet, but according to the developers they’re planning to add one during the early access period. They’re also planning on adding some more enemies and maps amongst other things.
So, in essence, this game isn’t exactly an innovative idea within the VR industry – we’ve seen countless VR wave shooters pouring out of the development community after all. But it does look like it offers a simple yet engaging enough experience to appeal to those who simply want to either test out there sword swinging skills or learn how virtual reality works without too many complicated buttons or mechanics. Virtual Ninja VR also offers leaderboards for those looking to show off their mastering of the ninja persuasion.