Fans of city-smashing monster action and heroic combat have the opportunity to pit their money where their mouth is. VR Monster Awakens is a VR Kaiju simulator game being developed by FIGHT4DREAM. And now the Power Rangers inspired action game is looking for help getting over the finish line.
VR Monster Awakens promises to deliver both a story and asymmetrical multiplayer. In the game’s single-player campaign, VR players take control of enormous Kaiju monsters to smash skyscrapers, swat tanks and soldiers, and battle rival Kaiju. The more destruction they cause, the more powerful their Kaiju becomes. The offline story mode provides a structured experience and fleshes out the game world.
The game’s Monster Vs. Hero mode lets up to five mobile players join as heroes to battle a VR player’s monster. Mobile players can choose from five heroes with diverse abilities and attack styles, much like the Power Rangers. This mode is inspired by Japanese Tokusatsu films, featuring explosive fights between towering creatures and mecha. The two parties will battle against each other in fights blending VR and physical realities.
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FIGHT4DREAM has launched a Patreon campaign to give early supporters access to the Meta Quest alpha build via App Lab. The intention is to allowing them to provide feedback and help shape the development. While of course also funding that continued development.
“VR Monster Awakens lets players fulfil the fantasy of being a giant monster and using their immense size and strength to destroy cities and armies,” FIGHT4DREAM Director William Ng said. “VR is the perfect medium for this kind of over-the-top experience. When you’re towering over buildings and crushing tanks in your hands, you really feel the scale of the destruction you’re causing.”
VR Monster Awakens will support Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3, Meta Quest Pro and SteamVR at launch. PSVR 2 is also suggested as a potential platform in the future.
This isn’t the only Kaiju VR game on the block of course, with Block Buster also available now. Seems fans of building bashing in VR are going to have plenty of options in the near future.