Duel friends in VR with Blaston

Published: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 12:59 | By: Robert Grosso
A duel in a virtual world coming later this year.

The Upload VR Showcase was able to give a brand new game from Resolution Games, Blaston.

Blaston is a dueling game, where players fight against other players in a test of their reflexes. You will have a variety of weapons at your disposal to grab in the VR space, and are encouraged to try and dodge attacks as much as possible to avoid being hit. Once you lose all of your HP, you lose the round. 

A brand new gameplay reveal trailer was shown by Resolution Games at the VR Showcase, sporting two floating avatars duking it out with a multitude of guns, bombs, and shields in a futuristic setting. 

The variety of weapons and power-ups you can grab in the arena is pretty robust, from shotgun blasts to shoot multiple projectiles, to shields to block attacks. Dodging attacks though is the real key to success, as the space of where you can move is small but has just enough maneuverability to give you an advantage. 

 
 

This is a departure from previous Resolution titles, such as Angry Birds VR, because of its singular premise. Blaston is just a 1 v 1 duel, but players can fight against AI opponents as well as their friends in the arena. Though it is a simple premise, Blaston definitely fits a niche in the VR space by being a pretty straightforward VR title that plays to the strengths of the medium, being a solid arcade battle experience between friends. 

Blaston launches in the fall of 2020 on Oculus Quest with other systems to follow.


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