PSVR Exclusive Astro Bot Gets Plenty Of New Gameplay In Latest Trailer

by Jamie Feltham • September 19th, 2018

We’re not too far from the launch of anticipated PlayStation VR (PSVR) exclusive, Astro Bot Rescue Mission now. Before launch, though, there’s just time for another look at the gameplay.

In the video below members of developer Sony Japan are on-hand to discuss making the game, and what makes it different to more traditional third-person platformers. It comes with plenty of new gameplay footage of the game, in which you control a tiny robot making his way through massive levels in an adventure to save his friends.

PSVR veterans will recognize Astro Bot as an extension of the Robo Rescue minigame found on the free Playroom VR launch compilation. Just like Lucky’s Tale before it, the game gives players complete control of the camera just by moving their heads, which introduces an entirely new set of mechanics and opportunities. We’re especially big fans of using the position tracking features of the DualShock 4 to bring the controller into the virtual world and make it a big element of the gameplay.

Astro Bot is touching down on PSVR on October 2nd. We’re very excited to see what comes from it.

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