Gungrave VR Serves as Prequel to Gungrave G.O.R.E. PS4 Game
Jun Pd, development lead at Korean game developer Iggymob, revealed in an interview with Famitsu.com on Thursday that the developer’s Gungrave VR “cinematic action shooting game” is a prequel to the developer’s upcoming Gungrave G.O.R.E. PlayStation 4 game.
Iggymob is developing the game with Unreal Engine 4, and is aiming to develop the game with a higher quality and scale than Gungrave VR.
Korean video game publisher Blueside released Gungrave VR in Japan on Thursday. The game goes beyond the story of the second title, Gungrave: Overdose, and is an optimized version of the original game for PlayStation VR. The game features 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 returned from the original Gungrave game to work on the VR game. Imahori composed 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.