Japanese VR specialist MyDearest Inc. is known for its Chronos series of videogames and the upcoming brawler Brazen Blaze. This week, the company announced that it has acquired the global publishing rights to Ming Studio’s mech roguelike Mecha Force.
MyDearest Inc. hasn’t released any specific details regarding the publishing acquisition or what its global launch plans are.
Ming Studio released a Mecha Force demo on Meta Quest‘s App Lab earlier this year, receiving a positive response from players. Although now it’s only available to wishlist. An official launch is planned for 2024, bringing the game to Steam and Pico headsets. It’ll include English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean language support.
A mech roguelike
VR platforms are going through a deluge of roguelike games at present. The likes of The Light Brigade, Dead Hook and IRONSTRIKE have arrived this year. Adding a nice mech element to the proceedings, Mecha Force drops you in a giant, customisable robot to wreak havoc with.
Offering a single-player campaign, Ming Studio explains: “Your journey won’t be easy. They’ll face off against a wide range of alien invaders and massive Kaiju monsters, each with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Players must strategize and adapt, using their mecha’s arsenal and their own cunning to outmanoeuvre their foes and emerge victorious.”
That means carefully choosing your arsenal from a wide range of artillery and melee weapons. You can drag and drop companies to each section of the mech, creating your own formidable war machine for each engagement.
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