Atari and Brazil-based VR developer ARVORE have added new localisation features to VR-exclusive Pixel Ripped 1978. Launched last month, the retro-themed adventure game is available on SteamVR, PSVR 2, and Meta Quest 2.
Pixel Ripped 1978 has been praised for its creative dimension-hopping gameplay. The game invites players back to the golden age of videogames, when Atari was just getting started in Sunnyvale, California. Players take on the role of Bug, an early Atari programmer who possesses the ability to teleport inside of the games she’s developing to fix “bugs” from the inside. Joined by her own main character creation, Dot, Bug will embark on an unforgettable journey through time and space to thwart the evil Lord Cyblin, who aims to erase Bug’s data and make himself the main character.
The game is the third title in the Pixel Ripped series, following Pixel Ripped 1989 and Pixel Ripped 1995. The games centre around moments in time, specifically related to the gaming industry. Their reflection of the games playable in those eras is presented by VR recreations of hardware and gaming trends.
Pixel Ripped 1978 Localisation
Players worldwide can now enjoy the game, in its entirety, in eight regional languages. American English, Brazilian Portuguese, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin. The localisations include fully translated dialogues, in-game text, and user interfaces.
“We’re incredibly excited to make Pixel Ripped 1978 accessible and inclusive for more audiences,” said Ethan Stearns, VP of Games Publishing at Atari. “We strongly believe in the value of a localised gaming experience, and we are thrilled for players to feel truly immersed in the spectacular world that ARVORE has created.”
Pixel Ripped 1978 is now available on SteamVR, PSVR 2, and Meta Quest 2. Have you been playing the game? Let us know in the comments below!