Pre-ordering games for bonuses is nothing new but the trend is definitely increasing in VR. Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures, Arizona Sunshine 2, CookieRun: The Darkest Night and Lego Bricktales are just some of the most recent examples. Joining that trend is indie developer E McNeill’s upcoming action roguelike IRONSTRIKE, with pre-orders now live.
Available until IRONSTRIKE’s launch on 16th November, the pre-order deal is a simple one. You get a 10 percent saving on the regular price, dropping the price from $19.99 USD/£14.99 GBP down to $17.99/£13.49. A nice little saving if you like the look of the game. Especially if you were a fan of McNeill’s previous VR game Ironlights, to which this is a follow-up.
Unleash your IRONSTRIKE
IRONSTRIKE takes the combat premise of Ironlights and turns the gameplay up several notches. The sequel is now an action roguelike that supports 4-player co-op – you can still play solo, of course. You start with one of three base builds that focus on either physics-based swordplay, gestural spellcasting, or ranged archery. For there you can customise your build as you see fit. Whether you want to become an unstoppable armoured juggernaut, a nimble duelist, a mage, or a deadly assassin.
Gameplay is all about immersing you and your group in combat thanks to IRONSTRIKE’s physics system. Get a feel for your weapons which will have their own weight and combat style, learning how to elegantly parry and riposte. If you’re a Mage there are more than 20 different spells to unlock and learn. Whilst ranged specialists can unleash powers attacks like Storm Arrows, raining lightning strikes down on foes.
There are a multitude of majestic environments to explore rather than dingy dungeons, and more than 50 enemy types to encounter. With each one, you’ll be able to level up and unlock more than 40 different skills.
IRONSTRIKE supports Meta Quest 3, Quest 2 and Quest Pro headsets. Will you be pre-ordering the game? What did you think of Ironlights? Drop your thoughts in the comments below.