In addition to Meta’s highly-anticipated Quest 3 mixed reality headset announcement this week, Sony made a significant splash in virtual reality with a series of exciting PSVR 2 game reveals and updates during its unexpected ‘VR Day’ event on Thursday.
Let’s delve into all the noteworthy announcements made by Sony:
Freshly Released Games By Sony
Journey to Foundation
Derived from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series, in the forthcoming role-playing game “Journey to Foundation” by Archiact, you assume the role of Agent Ward, an undercover operative within the Commission of Public Safety. This immersive journey presents you with the task of navigating Asimov’s pioneering science fiction cosmos, employing cutting-edge Galactic Empire technology for disguises, hacking, and combat. The game is set to debut on PSVR 2 on October 26th, 2023. Don’t forget to add it to your wishlist!
Heroes of Forever
Lucky Mountain Games presents ‘Heroes of Forever,’ a dynamic, multi-dimensional arcade cover-shooter designed exclusively for PSVR 2. Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey across time and space, dedicated to eradicating the encroaching corruption that threatens to engulf multiple dimensions. Whether you opt for a solo adventure or team up with friends in the exhilarating four-player co-op mode, you’ll be armed and ready to blaze through an ever-expanding array of levels, all while unraveling the enigmatic secrets of the multiverse. ‘Heroes of Forever’ is set to make its debut on PSVR 2 in the year 2024.
First revealed back in June, Tiger Blade promises an electrifying VR action adventure that seamlessly melds lightning-fast sword fighting with adrenaline-pumping gunplay. Immerse yourself in an alternate version of Korea where you step into the shoes of a lethal assassin affiliated with the Horangi faction of the Tiger Clans. Your mission: a high-stakes heist to pilfer a cryptic package from a rival chapter. What surprises you, however, is the unexpected contents of the stolen object—an innocent tiger cub. Mark your calendars for the arrival of Tiger Blade on PSVR 2, scheduled for November 17th, 2023.
Prepare for an immersive journey into the mysterious world of The Foglands, a captivating 3D roguelike shooter developed by Well Told Entertainment. Your mission: chart uncharted territories and unveil ancient mysteries hidden within. Venture into the enigmatic abyss, confront menacing monsters, and collect valuable loot, all while racing against time to escape the encroaching Fog. The release date for this gripping experience on PSVR 2 and PS5 is set for October 31st, 2023, and pre-orders are currently available.
BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space
Developed by indie studio Changingday, BLINNK and the Vacuum of Space is billed as an autism-friendly VR adventure. Step aboard the space station Norpopolis where you’re tasked with collecting a cast of space creatures with your handy Vacuumizer 5000. The emphasis is on “fun, stress-free interactions without any fear of discouragement,” the studio says. Coming to PSVR 2 October 10th, 2023. Wishlist here.
PSVR 2 Ports & Updates
Crafted by Rogue Sun, a studio composed of individuals from the team behind the iconic adventure game Fable, Tin Hearts stands as a narrative-driven puzzle adventure that revolves around a story of love and negotiation. While it is presently accessible on the original PSVR, an upcoming free update for PSVR 2 is slated for this holiday season. Excitingly, a playable PSVR 2 demo is on the horizon, scheduled for release on October 17th.
Paper Beast Enhanced Edition
On September 27th, the highly anticipated Paper Beast Enhanced Edition made its debut on both PSVR 2 and PS5, marking the first time this exceptional origami-inspired adventure has graced Sony’s latest VR headset. Initially released on the original PSVR in 2020 by Pixel Reef, Paper Beast garnered widespread acclaim for its inventive gameplay, distinctive artistic style, and surreal world. For those who already own the game on PS4, there’s an opportunity to upgrade to the enhanced version for just $5. Alternatively, you can purchase the full experience on PSVR 2 for $25.
Just over a week ago, Japan-based studio CharacterBank introduced Ruinsmagus: Complete to the PSVR 2, marking the first time this captivating JRPG featuring enigmatic ruins, ancient relics, and intense battles has graced Sony’s latest VR headset. Previously available on Quest and PC VR platforms last year, Ruinsmagus: Complete immerses you in the role of a fledgling guild member, embarking on a quest to fortify the guild with your magical prowess, resources, and wisdom through a series of 25 narrative-driven missions. You can acquire it for $30 on PSVR 2.
Among Us VR
Among Us VR, originally introduced to virtual reality through a collaboration between Schell Games, Innersloth, and Robot Teddy for Quest and PC VR platforms, is now on its way to PSVR 2, promising an immersive VR adaptation of the popular multiplayer title. Gather with a group of up to 10 players to identify the Impostor and vote them off the spaceship through the airlock. While an exact release date is yet to be announced, you can express your interest by adding it to your wishlist.
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs
Resolution Games has done a lot to make Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs feel like the early Angry Birds games—no microtransactions and all of the fun of smacking over elaborately constructed wooden forts holding evil green piggies within. Challenge yourself to bash through each three-dimensional puzzle to defeat Dr. Frankenswine, and create and share content with the online level builder. Owners of the original PSVR version can upgrade for $10. Coming to PSVR 2 October 10th, 2023. Wishlist here.