Pleasure Means, the studio behind STRIDE and AGAINST, revealed a brand new VR recreation which appears to mix the web-slinging motion of Spider-Man with the demon-slaying melee carnage of DOOM.
Known as Lifeless Hook, the studio calls the upcoming Quest title an “explosive mixture of roguelike and shooter style with brutal fight and fascinating storytelling.”
Previous to Lifeless Hook, Pleasure Means launched a recreation known as Outlier on Steam Early Entry for PC VR, which was then cancelled shortly thereafter. On the time, the studio cited “overestimated demand” as a motive for pulling the plug on the alien-centric roguelike. Pleasure Means says it has since reworked the mechanics, storyline, and total gameplay of Outlier to create Lifeless Hook.
In Lifeless Hook, you tackle the function of Adam Stone, a mercenary, smuggler, and thief. In it, you discover the elder planet Resaract, accumulate legendary weapons and customise your character with what the studio says is “100 buffs and everlasting upgrades to make every run distinctive.”
Enemies embody common and elite elders, which attempt to cease you within the air and on the bottom as they defend their tombs, the studio says. Pleasure Means additionally says there’s bosses too which have “a number of phases, making every encounter really feel tense and thrilling.”
The roguelike shooter can be set to have a narrative. In it, you’ll “uncover the secrets and techniques of Resaract and AI duality, going through powerful decisions and sudden twists alongside the way in which,” the studio says.
Pleasure Means, which late final yr additionally launched two video games on Quest’s App Lab—RED FLOWERS and STACK—is slated to launch Lifeless Hook on the primary retailer on Could 18th.
Moreover, the studio confirmed with Highway to VR that it’s nonetheless actively creating RED FLOWERS and STACK.