Coatsink Announces Augmented Empire With an Impressive Vocal Talent
Coatsink has published a lot of different games -- from the goofy physics fighting game that is Gang Beasts to a 1st-person Oculus Rift/ Samsung VR puzzle game called Esper.
On July 13, Coatsink will be launching a tactical cyperpunk RPG exclusively on Samsung Gear VR (powered by Oculus) with Gear VR controller support, called Augmented Reality. It looks like it will be the developer's largest game yet with 10+ hours of gameplay, 6 upgradable characters, and 60 environments.
Let's take a look at what we know about this upcoming VR game so far.
Story and Setting
The game will take place in an isolated neo-noir city on the island of New Savannah. This cyberpunk dystopian city is divided into three tiers by the Citizen Grade System. People who are deemed to be highly valued by society stay on top and live in luxury, while outliers and criminals must live in squalor.
All-Star Vocal Cast
Coatsink has also revealed the voice talent roster for Augmented Empire -- and it looks like there will be a lot of fan favorites, including:
- Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek Voyager) as Jules
- Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) as Chris
- Doug Cockle (The Witcher series) as Mund
- Garrick Hagon (Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Horizon: Zero Dawn) as Hartman.
However, it is unclear what type of role their characters will play in Augmented Empire's universe -- whether they will be heroes or villains. Either way, it sounds like it'll be a mash up of different genre actors merging together for Coatsink's world.
Almost like a criminal mastermind in a secluded hideout, the player will instruct a team of 6 augmented misfits in an augmented world diorama. While instructing the team, players can interact with the office around them and affect the world of the augmented misfits. The player can discover new developments, make some calls, and develop the skills of their teams.
It's a revolution! Players will battle law-makers and lawbreakers from the comforts of their mastermind office chair to take control of the Augmented Empire. Hopefully, some of the vocally talented characters above will be on your side to help you conquer this dystopia.
What do you guys think a VR story-driven RPG? Have you played any RPGs like this before? Which of these revealed characters are you excited to meet in game? Let us know in the comments below.