Unearthing Mars Gets A Surprise PSVR Sequel Next Month With Aim Support

by Jamie Feltham • August 15th, 2018

Remember Unearthing Mars? It was a bizarre little sci-fi game that released on PlayStation VR (PSVR) early last year. I wrote a pretty short review about it because there was so little to talk about in its two-hour running time. Well, it’s getting a surprise sequel next month that looks decidedly more shooty.

Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War hits PSVR on September 18th with full support for Sony’s Aim controller. Picking up after the events of the first game (which, as I predicted in my review, I’ve now completely forgotten), you’re tasked with gunning down a hostile alien force that has surfaced on the red planet. Whereas the last game featured different gameplay mechanics like driving and puzzle-solving, developer Winking Entertainment says that this one is going to be completely focused on first-person shooter (FPS) action.

Check out the first trailer for the game below.

Here’s hoping that the singular focus for this installment leads to an all-around better game. The brief wave shooting section in the first Unearthing Mars was at least pretty polished, and the slow-motion mechanics at play in the trailer suggest the developer is taking a considered approach to combat this time.

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