The VR Drop: Retro Anime Slaying

The summer is really starting to kick in now and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than some augmented reality (AR) gaming. That’s right, for the first time on The VR Drop an AR title features on the list, and it’s not a small IP either. If AR isn’t your thing then there’s still a nice variety of VR experiences on offer this coming week.

The Witcher: Monster Slayer –

Being developed and published by CD Projekt RED studio Spokko, The Witcher: Monster Slayer takes the well-established franchise and turns it into a geo-location videogame. Taking a similar line to Pokemon Go and The Walking Dead: Our World, this AR adventure is going to be even more monstrous. It’s a free-to-play videogame for iOS and Android devices offering location-based RPG gameplay where you can roam your neighbourhood, identifying new creatures, going on quests and upgrading your abilities to fight ever-greater foes.

  • Supported platforms: iOS and Android
  • Launch date: 21st July
  • The Secret of Retropolis – Peanut Button

    Harking back to classic point-and-click adventures like Grim Fandango, Peanut Button’s The Secret of Retropolis takes place in a city completely inhabited by robots tasked with keeping humanity’s past alive. Taing on the role of Philip Log, an ex-cop and alcoholic robot, you’re thrust into a conspiracy filled world with the outcome affecting the entire city. 

  • Supported platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality
  • Launch date: 21st July
  • In da Hoop! – Realcast

    Already available for Oculus Quest on App Lab, In da Hoop! is an arcade-style basketball experience designed to test those free throw shooting skills with a range of challenges. There’s a Training Mode as well as advanced Arcade and Basketball levels to complete, followed by a Quick-Play Mode where you can challenge for an online leaderboard position.

  • Supported platforms: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality
  • Launch date: 21st July

    Or for those who prefer colourful roguelite’s then there’s YUKI. From the studio behind the Pixel Ripped series, you control a Yuki action figure directly with your hands, physically flying him through bullet-hell filled levels, grabbing upgrades to boost his health or damage, eventually reaching the end boss. Oh, and let’s not forget to mention that death means completely restarting again – there are no checkpoints here – with a persistent progression system allowing you to retain specific advancements.

  • Supported platforms: Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index
  • Launch date: 22nd July
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