Blueside has announced Gungrave VR, an Iggymob-developed, virtual reality-exclusive “cinematic action shooting game” based on the Red Entertainment-developed PlayStation 2 title. It will launch first for PlayStation VR in Japan in 2017, followed later by other virtual reality devices such as Oculus and Vive.
Gungrave VR is a new title developed by optimizing the Gungrave released for PS2 in 2002 for PlayStation VR. The worldview of Gungrave will remain unchanged, and it is being developed with a story that goes beyond the sequel Gungrave: Overdose.
The game’s infinite shooting, object destruction, and “full break action” are being optimized for virtual reality. It will incorporate both the third-person perspective through the aforementioned full break action and first-person perspective through “dynamic shooting.” It promises to inherit the series’ legacy, with members of the original title’s development team joining in on development.