Swords of Gargantua Makes a Comeback

Thirdverse has announced that its hit multiplayer sword-combat simulator VR game Swords of Gargantua is set to return. Coming to the Meta Quest and Steam Stores for Meta Quest, Meta Quest 2, Oculus Rift, and PCVR devices on 2nd March, 2023.

Swords of Gargantua initially launched in 2019. The game suddenly closed on 30th September, 2022, with very little information available as to why.

According to Thirdverse, The Swords of Gargantua relaunch will ‘mark a significant milestone’ as the engineering team completes the migration of the game’s infrastructure to a new system. Players who previously purchased Swords of Gargantua will have access automatically when the game relaunches 2nd March, 2023.

In this relaunch, players will continue to be able to play online in co-op with up to three other players. Furthermore, they will also now be able to play offline in single-player mode to practice their sword-combat skills. Additionally, a new sword will be offered that brings tremendous strength, among the existing wide variety of weapons available, including one and two-handed swords, axes, maces, boomerangs, shields, and more.

Masaru Ohnogi, Thirdverse CBO and Executive Producer on Swords of Gargantua, said: “We have invested substantially in the launch of Swords of Gargantua for Quest and PCVR devices because we are dedicated to our longstanding community. The growth of the VR community depends on quality, fan-favorite content like Swords of Gargantua and so it’s also important to us that we are following through for the industry as leaders. One of our core values at Thirdverse is ‘First to Try, First to Fail, First to Recover.'”

Swords of Gargantua screenshot

Swords of Gargantua is About Multiplayer Co-Op Melee

In Swords of Gargantua, player swing, stab, crush and parry. You can wield over 170 discoverable weapons as you fight your way through 101 floors of enemies. All of whom are hell bent on stopping you from reaching the colossal end-boss, Gargantua.

Each play through gives different floor advancement choices along the way. You can play it safe, but it’ll take more battles to reach the end. Or skip to a deeper level and be cursed with major disadvantages and debuffs while fighting tougher enemies.

All the weapons, items, coins and stat upgrades collected through each play remain with you permanently. You can merge excess weapons to make stronger versions.

The relaunch of the game will no doubt come as a welcome announcement for those who previously purchased the game. Thirdverse is making waves in an obvious attempt to become a leading VR developer, with projects such as the X8 beta test garnering attention, as well as Altair Breaker coming as a PSVR2 launch game.

Are you interested in picking up Swords of Gargantua post relaunch? Did you buy it previously? Let us know in the comments below!