Undead Citadel first caught our attention late last year. It’s a VR zombie-slaying game from Dark Curry (still a great name) that looks visually astonishing. That remains the case in this new minute-long clip.
Players make their way through a gorgeous medieval setting, dismembering zombies and locking blades with skeletons. Swords and axes are at the ready as is that most trusted of VR weapons, the bow and arrow. This trailer also sees the debut of a shield and throwable explosives.
Of course, the jury’s still out on if these visuals are truly the real deal. It all looks a little too good, doesn’t it? Plus, inside headsets, visual quality is somewhat distorted by the screen door effect.
Combat still looks promising, though. Dark Curry says the game runs on a “hybrid physics-driven combat system.” You can see it in the hefty axe swings that cause skulls to explode and the way enemies react to arrows. We’re still looking for what will really separate this from the other 100 VR zombie games out there, though. We’ll need to get our hands on it to find out.
There’s still a lot to learn about Undead Citadel. The previous teaser trailer suggested the game would have some sort of story-based progression. The end of this footage also confirms there are bigger, tougher enemies ahead.
Undead Citadel is due for release on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Windows Mixed Reality later this year. No specific release window has been announced but the developer says it’ll be out “when it’s perfect”. Ambitious.