Developed by Mirowin and published by PM Studios, Desperate: Vladivostok brings a bullet-hell arcade shooter to the Quest platform and PC VR on November 3rd.
Taking place within a post-Soviet world, Desperate: Vladivostok imagines the Perestroika period of the 1980s in a Cyberpunk-themed setting. Stepping into the shoes of a hired contract killer named “Torpedo,” your goal involves taking down a political organized crime group by any means necessary. Presenting this story through comic book style scenes, this comes with cell shaded images, reminiscent of Shattered and Borderlands 2.
Featuring over 50 “handcrafted scenes” and “reactive gameplay”, Desperate: Vladivostok promises an intense experience. Survival depends on your ability to hit, shoot and dodge through the levels, with each mission featuring “unique dynamic music.” For the high score hunters, there are also global leaderboards to compete against for each level. If you’re looking for an endless mode, PM Studios confirmed in the Steam listing that a separate arena mode will also be available.
There is no end of VR shooters and FPS games available, and we’ve seen several previous attempts at bullet hell games. Among early efforts like Explosives of the Universelast year Yukiand Pistol Whip receiving a bullet hell modifier update, it will be interesting to see how Desperate: Vladivostok compares.
Desperate: Vladivostok launches November 3 for Meta Search platforms through App Lab, along with PC VR via Steam. A PSVR a version is also planned, which PM Studios tells us will arrive in 2023.