Neon-tinged bullet hell shooter Blasters of the Universe,
VR bullet hell from Entertainment One’s (eOne) Emmy® Award-winning studio Secret Location, receives the FREE THIS WEEKEND treatment on the Oculus Store. Those using the Oculus Store can battle nerd-turned-evil-god Grand Master Alwyn and his relentless waves of harrowing minion hordes for free, starting Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m. PT until Sunday, May 5 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
BLASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE VR bullet hell FREE THIS WEEKEND Oculus Store
Blasters of the Universe features a fluid combat system where players must physically duck, dodge, twist and turn their way through the onslaught of VR bullet hell in this nostalgic and heart-pumping VR shooter.
Players can personalize combat styles by using a customizable weapon with over 130,000 possible loadout and blaster combinations to whoop ass any which way they please.
Sadists left feeling in need of more challenges after completing the Campaign story mode can fully embrace bullet hell with the Endless mode’s race to high-score heaven. There’s even a far easier Casual mode for those a little less in tune with the ways of Alwyn’s Inferno.
Blasters of the Universe is the first of its kind, bringing the bullet hell genre into first person VR. Build a bad-ass gun from thousands of combinations then get ready to duck and dodge your way through a shit-ton of bullets in this nostalgic – and nerve-wracking – VR Bullet Hell shooter for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
You'll need to physically duck, dodge, twist, and turn your way through hundreds of bullets. We scale the action dynamically to make use of the space you have available, so the more you move around the better!
Like in a traditional bullet hell game, the key to success is finding the 'sweet spot' to be in while the onslaught of bullets flies toward you. The only thing that can take damage in Blasters is your head. When you see a circle of bullets, often the best thing to do is to keep your head right in the middle and let the bullets breeze right by you.
You can also block bullets with your shield as a last resort, but it's impossible to block everything. Avoidance is the best strategy, so start moving around your play-space and dodge those bullets!
You will encounter a variety of enemies within Blasters that you need to dispatch. From fast moving ground enemies, to agile flying enemies, and deadly lumbering tanks. Each enemy will pose a different threat level to you, so you'll need to quickly identify what enemies are the most important to destroy first.
Blasters of the Universe features a 4 level Campaign for you to battle through, each ending with an epic boss battle. In each level, you'll battle new enemies, unlock new weapon parts and shields, and work your way towards glory. Each level also features an Endless Mode where you can fight for a high score on the leaderboards.
As you progress through the levels, you'll unlock new weapon parts to take into battle. You can build a custom weapon that suits your play style and the challenges you face. Want a super-fast firing hit-scan weapon that deals poison damage to enemies? No problem. What about a scatter-shot cannon that deals explosive damage and arcs shots towards nearby enemies? Can do. With tens of thousands of unique combinations to choose from, you have the ability to create a weapon that perfectly suits your style.
The Frame is the core of every gun. Each Frame in Blasters has a unique special ability that you can unleash to deal devastation to the enemies attacking you and help turn the tides during an intense battle.
These specials range from a bad-ass giant laser that melts anything it hits to a time-bubble that slows everything down and gives you the upper hand for dodging incoming bullets. Each special is unique and has different strengths that you can use to your advantage.
Constantly updating Challenge modes with unique gameplay ensure there is something new and exciting to play every day. Compete for the top score in Time Attack, Endless, and Speed-run challenges that push you to play in unique and difficult ways.
BLASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE Once the free weekend ends, players can continue their fight against Alwyn by purchasing the game on HTC VIVETM, Oculus Rift OCULUS STORE
PlayStation®VR for $14.99 USD. The game is rated E10+ for fantasy violence, crude humor and mild language. Secret Location produced Blasters of the Universe with the support of the Canadian Media Fund and Ontario Creates.
For more information on Blasters of the Universe:
- Go to the Oculus Store for the free weekend: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/1121855627886210/
- Visit the website at https://www.secretlocation.com/experiences/blasters
- Follow Secret Location on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
About Secret Location
Founded in 2009 and acquired by Entertainment One (eOne) in 2016, Secret Location is reshaping the virtual reality (VR) industry by combining cutting-edge technology with traditional storytelling. Secret Location created the first original serialized VR narrative and is the first company in the world to win a Primetime Emmy Award for a VR project.
Secret Location also in-house developed Vusr, a cloud-based content management system that offers solutions to several challenges in VR distribution such as monetization and managing location-based experiences.
About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales;
family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment and Renegade 83; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; innovative music platform Audio Network; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.