Have you been looking for a more in-depth gaming experience for Oculus Quest that might also help you burn a few calories in the process? Well, there might be a new release that’s perfect for you.
Coming from developer and publisher Superbright, In Death: Unchained is a new rogue-lite shooter that has now landed on the Oculus Quest platform. For those unfamiliar, rogue-lite essentially means that In Death: Unchained will see you fighting your way through various procedurally generated areas in which you’ll do battle with a vast number of foes that include angels and demons. The game boasts three different worlds of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, each of which has its own enemy types as well. If you die, you’ll have to start over from the beginning, but you’ll also carry over certain elements of progression into your next run.
Combat within In Death: Unchained comes about primarily through the use of a bow. Using your own hands much as you would with a real-life bow, you’ll have to pull back your drawstring and fire arrows and enemies that you may come across while playing. While a longbow might be your primary weapon to utilize, other items such as a crossbow and shield will also be at your disposal, too.
You can check out the launch trailer for In Death: Unchained right here:
Even though In Death: Unchained is only just now getting off of the ground, Superbright has promised that the content that is available within the game right now won’t be the end. “Players can expect to see continuous content and quality updates for the foreseeable future, and the team is planning to release a new and exciting expansion of the game scheduled for Halloween,” Superbright explained via a recent press release for the game. “Much of the updates and new content is planned to be driven through community feedback.”
As for the first major update for In Death: Unchained, Superbright says an optional locomotion mode is set to soon make its way to the game. This feature will allow players to choose between snap rotation or continuous rotation options, meaning that movement won’t be locked to one standard mode. Additionally, this update will be entirely free once it rolls out.
Despite not inherently being a workout-focused game, In Death: Unchained should keep you more than active while playing given just how often you’ll have to move your arms and hands to fight off baddies with your longbow. Considering how many enemies you’ll have to be fighting at once, this is a game you’ll definitely need to stand and play in order to best experience, too, ensuring that you should get in a pretty good sweat while playing. Plus, since it has roguelike elements, there will be plenty of replayability here, similar to The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners’ new Meatgrinder update.
In Death: Unchained can be downloaded right now and is available on the Oculus Store. The title will set you back a standard fare of $29.99, which isn’t too shabby, honestly.
Conversely, if you don’t have an Oculus Quest device, the original In Death can be purchased now over on Steam and is compatible with HTC Vive, Valve Index, and Oculus Rift. We liked it so much here at VR Fitness Insider that we awarded it the Best VR Fighting Fitness Game of the Year in 2018.