MMO-Inspired Age of Heroes VR Launches on Steam Early Access
Grab your Vive or Rift controllers, because it’s time to play the new MMO-inspired Age of Heroes VR. It just launched on Steam Early Access for those who have VR rigs and are looking for an active MMO experience.
This title from Omnigames has players using their controllers (and entire body) to fight monsters through a wave-based system. The game promises players fours classes (Warlock, Wizard, Priest, and Ranger) and three different levels. It will also include features such as:
- Multiple character classes
- Character loot and progression
- Raids with multiple boss fights, with each boss fight having different stages and mechanics to overcome
- All heroes have full body avatars. Avatars will even respond when other players interact with you.
- Single player and multiplayer modes with multiplayer allowing up to five players
- Built-in voice chat
Body movement plays a heavy part in the game, letting you cast spells and dodge enemy attacks. According to Omnigames:
"In Age of Heroes, you need actually move your body like squatting or quickly side-stepping to avoid attacks and boss abilities. If you're worried about room size or other problems, you can set different game configurations to finish all these movements in a slight body reaction. It will be fun and feel real!"
Cooperative gameplay is stressed as well, thanks to its MMO-esque style. Players are encouraged to play the game in multiplayer, working together to fight monsters in locations such as the Hall of Death, Freezing Stronghold, and Fort of Horror. Players will also receive loot on successful raids, letting their avatars get stronger.
Omnigames promises more updates in the future after release, including new classes. The next class after launch will be the Warrior, which will give players strong defenses.
Age of Heroes was inspired by the raid mechanics of MMORPGs. So the team wanted to create a similar experience in VR. According to Omnigames:
“With Age of Heroes, we integrated the traditional role-playing features and first person boss battles into the VR genre to create an immersive and refreshing game experience.”
The title had a Kickstarter campaign to improve the game, but it only received $492 of its $10,000 goal and was promptly cancelled.
Age of Heroes VR will cost $29.99 when it releases on Steam, and will only be playable with VR equipment such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
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