Metro VR Studios (MVRS), a Boston-based start-up and independent virtual reality (VR) video game development company, has officially released its first title Orion13, available now on Steam for Oculus VR headsets. The first installment of a planned trilogy, Orion13 is a futuristic VR sword-fighting adventure that features intense hack-and-slash combat, complex full-body challenges, and a cinematic story arc complete with a cast of friends and deadly foes.
The story-driven, action/adventure game will fully immerse players in a robot-ruled, dystopian society saturated in intense colors. Players take on the role of Orion13, a newly self-aware robot warrior who believes her memory implants are her own. She has just one mission: to escape her enslavers and find her way home.
Scott Matalon, co-founder and president of MVRS, said, “Our goal was to create a title that was unique in the marketplace—a true action/adventure VR game. Orion13 embodies that cutting-edge vision, while pulling inspiration from sci-fi classics for the game’s aesthetics and movie-like feel. As hardcore gamers ourselves, we developed the type of game that we really wanted to play, and we’re excited for fellow gamers to take up the sword as the hero on their own epic journey. But fair warning, getting home won’t be easy with the array of enemies hellbent on stopping you.”
Orion13’s virtual landscape is interactive and visually unique, characterized by VRFocus as “a neon-drenched sci-fi experience.” Hardcore gamers will delight in the intense combat mechanics and what VR Fitness Insider described as “brutally fast VR sword-fighting that will put your skills to the test.” As Orion13, players battle an onslaught of robots and bosses; decode panels and puzzles; navigate VR platforming with exciting jumps and drops; maximize their full-body character in deadly minefields, laser mazes and catwalks; and get help from friends along the way as they fight through a giant multi-level robot metropolis.
Key game features include:
- Open-world joystick locomotion with no restrictions
- Fast, hack-and-slash sword fighting with velocity-based damage
- Full-body VR challenges and complex puzzles
- Inventory of unique powerups and interactive objects
- A survival arena mode with global leaderboard
- An original electronic soundtrack