Operencia: The Stolen Sun Coming to VR

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Operencia: The Stolen Sun Coming to VR

June 16, 2020

By: Robert Grosso

 
 

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is getting a VR port.

The Upload VR Showcase showed off a new trailer from Operencia, showing off the turn-based dungeon crawling with a brand new VR twist. Players will create their party and move on a 3-D plane, battling monsters, surviving traps, and finding treasure along their journeys. 

Operencia was released earlier this year in March , and is a massive RPG with 13 puzzle-filled dungeons littered with 50 enemy types to battle against. Locations are based on historical and mythological landmarks, such as the Deva Fortress in Balvanyos,  and even meet historical characters, such as Attila the Hun. Players also have a cast of seven characters who they can upgrade over time, each with their own unique abilities to help the defeat monsters within the dungeon. 

All in a fully 3-D environment but snapped in an old-school grid, Operencia will be familiar to anyone who has played old school dungeon crawls from the late 1980s, such as Wizardry or the SSR Goldbox titles. The grid-based combat is perhaps the most classic aspect of Operencia, but it makes the experience feel fresh as it blends with a more modern presentation.

 
 

The transition to VR for Operencia was an easy one by developer Zen Studios, who feel the games first-person aesthetic fits perfectly with the VR experience. Thanks to the more strategic, grid based gameplay, it also gives the game a chance to shine on VR headsets.

Operencia: The Stolen Sun will be bringing the title to multiple VR platforms including PlayStation VR, SteamVR, and Oculus, though it is unknown if it will be released on the Oculus Quest at this time. 

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