Yomuneco’s well-received virtual reality rogue-lite action game Swords of Gargantua continues to be expanded upon and a substantial update arrives on its one year anniversary. Available on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, and Oculus Quest (a PlayStation VR launch is set for this summer), the game now sports a lounge that players can socialize in, a new weapon, and the ability to modify how the game plays.
The new lounge will allow up to eight players to hang out in and use emotes in addition to voice chat to express how they’re feeling in-game. It’s not just for fun, though, as players can also start four-player cooperative quests through it, making it a helpful matchmaking tool.
Also new is MOD Mode, a feature that has been in alpha for PC players and is moving to beta. It’s available on Oculus Quest for the first time and will allow players to alter in-game parameters including attack strength, movement speed, and enemy wave types.
A new weapon can be unlocked through in-game events until June 26. Players get to wield two swords called Suzaku and Phoenix. Suzaku specializes in attack power, while Phoenix is all about defense, though players won’t have to choose between one blade or the other as they can hold both. Two additional mystery weapons are also coming to the game soon as well with more information set to be released at a future date.
Even more content is on the way as a shield design competition has been launched on Swords of Gargantua’s official Discord. The winner will get their design in the game and players can submit their entries from June 5 through July 3.
“On June 7, 2020, Swords of Gargantua will be one year old,” Yomuneco Co-Founder and CSO Kiyoshi Shin said. “We were able to reach the first-anniversary thanks to all the fans who continued playing. The way you are playing has always encouraged the development team and provided us with new discoveries and challenges. We will continue to do our best to meet your expectations. We hope that you will continue to play and support us to create a future for VR that does not yet exist.”
In VR Fitness Insider’s review of Swords of Gargantua, we praised the rogue-lite action game for its arm workout and replayability. It was awarded a VRFI fit score of 7 and noted that it’s possible to burn 200 calories every half hour while playing the game. The VR title can be purchased on both the Oculus Store and on Steam. It was also a finalist for our Best Fighting VR Fitness Game of the Year.