ESPER 2 LAUNCHES ON OCULUS RIFT (Video)
Today independent UK developer Coatsink announced that its telekinesis-themed first-person VR game Esper 2 is now available for Oculus Rift as part of Oculus’ day one launch catalog. Reprising their role from the original game, players become an agent of ESPR, an organisation set up to deal with the recent outbreak of telekinetic powers among citizens. As they travel to exotic locations, they must solve mind-bending puzzles, discover secrets, foil nefarious plots and probably fall unconscious multiple times. The game has already been released on Gear VR, where it garnered rave reviews from critics and consumers alike.
“We have been working with VR since the DK1, and Esper 2 is the culmination of everything we have learned since then,” says Tom Beardsmore, CEO at Coatsink. “On top of that, we had the opportunity to work with some very impressive voice talent, which really takes the game to the next level, and we hope that the people lucky enough to get the Oculus in the first round of pre-orders will feel the same.”
The game expands considerably on its predecessor, moving beyond the confines of the lab of Esper into exotic locales, as well as offering more and more varying puzzles. Esper 2 also features a dynamic array of new characters voiced by notable actors Nick Frost, Lara Pulver and Sean Pertwee, who join Eric Meyers, the esteemed vocal talent from the original game.
Esper 2 is now available for Oculus Rift on the Oculus Domain for $ 9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 , as well as for Gear VR on the Samsung Gear VR Store for $9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99
Esper, the original, is still in development for Oculus Rift and is slated to launch in the first half of 2016.