4A Games announces preorders are now underway for ARKTIKA.1, a post-apocalyptic
shooter that will be the first virtual reality game from 4A Games, developer of
the Metro series. This can be ordered through the
and they say it will be released on October 10th, along with a companion eBook,
which is detailed
on this page. There are details on what to expect in
this post, which also includes a
trailer from last year
and a more recent weapons
gameplay trailer. Here's word on the game:
The year: 2120. Following
a failed last-ditch effort to combat the effects of global climate change,
humanity descends into a new ice age. Nations collapse, resources are
increasingly scarce, and small pockets of civilization struggle to survive.
You play as a mercenary hired by Citadel Security to protect a colony in the
Vostok region of what used to be Russia.
Chances of survival may seem about as bleak as the frozen landscape, but an
impressive weapons arsenal just might tip the odds in your favor.
This is the one thing I don't like about VR, the magic floating hands/weapons. At least put them on arms.
"You can check your anatomy all you want, and even though there may be normal variation, when it comes right down to it, this far inside the head it all looks the same. No, no, no, don't tug on that. You never know what it might be attached to."