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Oculus Quest News Feb 9th

Things keep getting better and better for the Oculus Quest! Here’s the latest Oculus Quest News!

Ironlights Hits Its Kickstarter Goal!

Ironlights is a weapon-based VR fighting game for Oculus Quest, Rift, and SteamVR. A game about the clash of steel as you parry and strike, the roar of the crowd when you land the final blow, and the shine of the spotlight as you finally take your place as champion!

Funded via a Kickstarter campaign, Ironlights has hit its funding goal and the beta should be available to play soon! We’re very excited about it, and you can watch some gameplay below.

Here are the main features as listed on the Kickstarter page:

Skillful, fluid combat: The combat in Ironlights is carefully designed to create a dynamic back-and-forth battle. You can’t just hack and slash your way to victory; instead, you’ll need to think one step ahead of your opponent, parrying their attacks and cleverly slipping past their defenses.

Choose your fighting style: Pick a class, and develop your personal fighting style as you master the physics of your weapons. The initial five classes are:

  • Knight (Two-handed Greatsword)
  • Duelist (Rapier & Buckler)
  • Monk (Staff)
  • Ninja (Dual Katars)
  • Crusader (Flail & Shield)

Become a champion: Fight duels, tournaments, and exhibition matches as you battle for supremacy in the single-player campaign. When you’re ready, test your skill against other players in head-to-head multiplayer matches!

Are you as excited as we are? Let us know!

Ghost Giant Coming To Quest Feb 20th

Initially released on PSVR, Ghost Giant is a charming puzzle game featuring beautiful dioramas. You play a large invisible giant that helps a little boy named Louis. As the Ghost Giant, you’ll have to help Louis through small, big and sometimes overwhelmingly huge obstacles.

There’s a lot of excitement behind this release because Ghost Giant was initially a PSVR exclusive, and this release could herald the arrival of other PSVR games to the Quest. We’d all like some Firewall: Zero Hour!

Pistol Whip Updated With New ‘Akuma’ Scene

We’ve all been Pistol Whipped by the release of Cloudhead’s rhythm shooter. It got a fantastic review score from Doc Neale back when it was released, and it’s stood the test of time. The first post-release level was High Priestess, and now we’ve got the second, called ‘Akuma’.

Interviewed about the new level on the official Oculus Blog, game designer Anthony Stevens had this to say about their latest DLC:

There’s a moment near the beginning of Akuma where an army of baddies line up in the distance. You see them only for a couple of seconds before they’re out of sight, but you know what’s coming. There’s a lull in the music—a calm before the storm—and as you get closer, tightening the grip on your controller, you duck under an obstacle and the bullets start flying.

I like that Akuma is all about rhythm and movement; through all the chaos, you’ll really need to feel the beat to get a high score.

Well, what’re you waiting for? If you’ve got the game, download the update now and try out Akuma! If not, read our review of Pistol Whip, and see if it’s something you’re missing out on!

Lambda1 for Half-Life Now Support Opposing Force

Released last year and available on SideQuest, Lambda1 allowed us all to play Half-Life in VR on the Oculus Quest, provided you owned the original game. The most recent update also allows you to run Half-Life: Opposing Force!

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For a full changelog of the new update, check out this Reddit post!

What news has got you most excited? Which Upcoming Quest Games are you most looking forward to? Let us know, and we’ll do our best to cover them!