Asgard’s Wrath is one of the most highly anticipated VR games of the year, hands-down. Ever since it was first unveiled back in February of this year, it’s seemed a bit too good to be true. Sanzaru and Oculus are promising a massive 30+ hour action-adventure RPG epic that spans a vast universe of Norse mythology. After spending three hours with a very specific vertical slice of the game and only scratching the surface of what it has to offer, I’m starting to think those promises may hold some weight.
Our full gameplay video featuring 20 minutes of all-new VR RPG epicness in Asgard’s Wrath goes live on the UploadVR YouTube channel today at precisely 11AM PT. If you’re reading this then you’re a bit early — but don’t worry. You can click “Set Reminder” at the link below to get notified once it premieres:
In the gameplay video above I’ve edited together 20-minutes worth of footage from my three-hour long pre-E3 2019 demo all captured while playing on an Oculus Rift S. You’ll see some bits of the opening, the first mortal hero you control (a sword and shield warrior) as well as two of the animal companions (a shark warrior and turtle warrior) that are both used very differently to solve puzzles.
Then of course there’s also a heavy dose of combat peppered throughout the video. Asgard’s Wrath employs a very active and visceral combat system that requires quick reflexes to time your parries just right and open up enemies to counter attacks. Later on in the game Sanzaru has told us that the other heroes will play very differently as well.
Asgard’s Wrath is releasing this fall exclusively for Oculus Rift headsets. Let us know what you think of the gameplay and stay tuned to UploadVR this week for more details on Asgard’s Wrath and other upcoming VR games. And don’t forget to watch the E3 VR Showcase we’re debuting on June 10 at 8:45AM PT with over an hour of VR game details and new reveals.