Gungrave VR Game Launches on December 14
Sony began streaming a new PlayStation VR lineup trailer on Sunday that revealed that the Gungrave VR “cinematic action shooting game” will launch in Japan on December 14 (footage at 1:21 in trailer below).
The game will be playable at the PlayStation Experience event in Anaheim, California on December 9-10.
Korean video game publisher Blueside and Korean developer Iggymob are developing the VR game. The companies showed a trailer during Tokyo Game Show in September.
The developers will preserve the world of the original Gungrave games and go beyond the story of the second title, Gungrave: Overdose, to create an optimized version of the original game for PlayStation VR. The game will feature infinite shooting, third-person “full-break action,” and first-person “dynamic shooting.” A PC version for use with Oculus, Vive, and other VR headsets is also planned after the PlayStation 4 release for use with PlayStation VR.
Illustrator Yasuhiro Nightow and composer Tsuneo Imahori are returning from the original Gungrave game to work on the game. Imahori is composing the theme song “Bara Armati” for the game.
Red Entertainment‘s original Gungrave game shipped for the PlayStation 2 in 2002. Ikusabune‘s Gungrave: Overdose sequel shipped for PlayStation 2 in 2004.
The games inspired a 26-episode television anime series that originally aired in 2003-2004. Crunchyroll is streaming the series, and it describes the story:
Death doesn’t matter to Brandon Heat. Driven by vengeance, he’s back from the grave and bent on crippling Millennion, a massive mafia organization with legions of undead monster enforcers. Armed with his twin handguns—Ceruberus—and a coffin full of heavy weapons, Heat won’t stop until Millennion’s leader—and Brandon’s former best friend—Harry McDowel is destroyed.
Geneon Entertainment released the anime series on DVD in 2004-2005, and Funimation later released the series on DVD in 2009 and 2011, and on Blu-ray Disc in 2011.