“Reborn: A Samurai Awakens” VR Formally Announced

Formerly titled as “Reborn VR“, katana slashing adventure title “Reborn: A Samurai Awakens” has just been formally (re)announced for the Playstation VR by Winking Entertainment.

Set in the year 2480, A Samurai Awakens is filled with armor-clad sword-swinging alien machines and laser-shooting flying eyes. And evil samurai. And ninjas.
Did I mention that we have robotic mechanized cyborg dual-wielding gun-slinging laser blade psychic power slice-n-dice sumo wrestler boss fighting pandemonium action in spades?

Players take the role of Yukimura Sanada, the famous samurai warrior of Feudal Japan, resurrected to fight against extraterrestrial invaders of earth. Yukimura is armed with dual laser katanas, pistols and psychic powers at his disposal. Each hand can also wield a different weapon, so players can choose between a sword-and-gun stance, sword plus psychic power, or just go all-out with dual katanas or dual guns.

Players will be able to briefly stun enemies by counter-attacking at the right moment – “Hack Time” allows players to interrupt the waves of attacking enemies and retaliate with double damage as time slows down.


Developed by Geronimo Interactive, Reborn: A Samurai Awakens is a fast-paced, first person action title that is scheduled for release at the end of 2017.

In this title, you will be deflecting laser fire while counter-attacking enemy swords swings from all directions. While there are many enemies for you to slash and hack at, its the boss enemies that’s the real main attraction, according to the developer. Check out one of the bosses you can expect to see in the game.


According to the previous trailer, this title is also coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift via Oculus Home and SteamVR.