HTC announced back in late July at ChinaJoy, a brand new upcoming shooter VR game with the title “Reboant Rise of the Nuhort“. Developed by a development studio Shanghai DarkLord Networking Technology Corp LTD, HTC said that Viveport will be a platform that will play host to this title. It appear now however, that Viveport will not be the only place where HTC Vive owners will be able to purchase it.
The Steam Page for this game has surfaced today, along with some tasty new screenshots. But here’s the official “about the game” from the developer.
Reboant is a sci-fi FPS game set in a futuristic world. This is a story about the origin of civilization on Earth. At some point in the future, Earth’s past, present, and future are caught in a conflict between races that have been repeatedly reincarnated and the civilizations they have created. A special task force of dubious characters lands on a remote planet – Nuhort. The new chapter begins.
Wu serves in the Intergalactic Expeditionary Force of the Earth Alliance. He is a skilled and courageous warrior, but often finds himself wondering where he came from and where he is going. As Wu, the player will join the special task force and involve into the crossfire among different scheming races. Through battles and adventures the player will discover his true life story as well as the concealed civilization originations behind the schemes.
- Enriched VR experience – The player will enter into a unique immersive VR world where they can freely play with the weapons, try unexpected skills and experience the charming thrilled environment;
- Experience the cinematic VR game – Player will no longer play alone in the game. Instead, they team up with elites to fight enemies, face dangers, recognize teammates’ emotions, and explore the unknown field;
- Landing on an alien world – There is a complete and open alien world in the game. Player will encounter strange creatures and dangerous situations as well as witness magnificent views of nature and the ruins of alien civilizations;
- Expansive world view – The world view expands as the plot develops. More races and distinct characters will show up consecutively. Different racial civilizations will definitely bring a visual feast and marvelous experience to all players.
The developer describe this title as a triple A title. As suggested in the trailer, the player moves around by firing and latching its grappling cyborg arm at the location, and then pulls himself forward, which is unlike the teleportation or artificial locomotion that many VR games use.
The publisher of the game Domegame will also be continuing to work with HTC to create future VR titles, which will see timed exclusive on Viveport. While the Steam page states a “Oct 2017”, it is most likely just a placeholder, so we still have no clue on when it will be releasing. Still, the appearance of the Steam Page suggest that we are one step closer to the release.
The game require a room scale play area. If you wish to learn more about the game, check out my older article here.
Here’s a trailer that the developer released earlier this year, which is also on Steam, but unfortunately shows very little of the actual gameplay. The trailer states that the game will be releasing on 2017, and going by the information, this will only be compatible for the HTC Vive.