RUNNER is a newly introduced 80s anime-inspired motorbike motion recreation with first-person VR driving gameplay from Truant Pixel, the builders behind 2MD VR Soccer, it’s slated to launch on PSVR 2 for PS5, PC VR, and Quest.
The visible aesthetic, particularly in that reveal trailer embedded above, may be very clearly and closely influenced by 1980s period anime like Akira, Ghost within the Shell, Macross, and even traditional movies like Blade Runner. Town proven within the footage is darkish and dystopian in a anime-Cyberpunk kind of means that was extraordinarily well-liked in that period of Japanese animation. It additionally encompasses a synthwave soundtrack that sounds particularly glorious based mostly on the music within the teaser—I’m 100% down for the picture they’re attempting to promote proper now.
Clearly the in-game visuals don’t look precisely like an 80s-anime, although. The artwork fashion remains to be very cel-shaded and evocative, nevertheless it appears noticeably brighter. It appears like the sport takes place when you trip down lengthy stretches of freeway in your motorbike whereas preventing off unhealthy guys. I need to as soon as once more stress the clear Akira influences right here, all the best way all the way down to the notably pink motorbike, accented by huge, spherical Tron-style wheels.
Right here’s the outline in line with the developer:
“RUNNER is an arcade-inspired VR driving motion recreation. Gamers tackle the position of Mina, a rogue mod-courier on the heart of a large city-wide pursuit. Starting within the coronary heart of Presidium, the neon-drenched capitol of the mining colony moon N-351, Mina’s solely technique of escape is the “Thoroughfare,” a large highspeed expressway that snakes via the whole thing sprawling colony complicated.
Pursued by the forces of the Caldera company, Mina should race via 7 sectors whereas preventing off relentless waves of autonomous company fight drones. Utilizing solely their wits, their cybernetics, and a singular array of particular talents, the participant will change into the runner on this fast-paced, kinetic VR expertise.”
Control Truant Pixel over on Twitter and the sport’s official Twitter for extra particulars. RUNNER needs to be coming to PSVR 2 on PS5, PC VR, and “cell VR” which we assume means Quest.
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