Hey everyone. I’m Csilla, the Community Manager at Lucky Mountain Games. Some of you may be familiar with our aesthetic and know us from our previous game, Hotshot Racing.
Since then, we have been working on a top secret project of which we have only shown a few things. That’s why we’re thrilled to finally announce our next FPS game for PS VR2: Heroes of Forever.
Today, I’ll be giving you an exclusive overview of what you can expect from us as we continue to develop our game, as well as delving into the details of our new announcement trailer.
As an agent working for Time Enforcement Command (TEC for short), an organization that specializes in maintaining order in the multiverse, you are tasked with confronting a corruption that is wreaking havoc across space and time. You must jump across dimensions and timelines to prevent these crises from altering history forever by destroying enemies as quickly as possible.
Of course, all missions come with risks: you’ll need to dodge oncoming volleys of enemy fire to ensure your survival and discover ways to interact with the environment around you to successfully complete levels. If you have a competitive side and a burning desire to climb the leaderboards, you’ll have to creatively use your environment to maximize your high score in record time.
With fast-paced, non-stop combat sequences, you may want to call in some reinforcements to help you on your missions. We are pleased to reveal that Heroes of Forever will have a multiplayer mode supporting up to four players. op.
Gather your friends at the TEC headquarters and take an exciting leap through time together!
Before we dig deeper, let’s talk about the game’s inspirations. We’ve put a lot of effort into capturing the essence of the great light gun games and arcade shooters of the ’90s, which we’ve combined with the narrative design and style of classic action movies (mainly sci-fi hits from the ’80s). 90).
These influences permeate every aspect of the game, so there will be plenty of nods to classic movies, games, and other media. Can you discover our inspirations for the levels we show in our trailer?
There will be many more levels to discover, each of them an alternate timeline and/or location for players to restore order.
While we would be honored to hear Heroes of Time described as a spiritual successor to any classic arcade shooter, we are also dedicated to developing a refreshing gaming experience that takes advantage of the exciting possibilities of virtual reality.
For example, our key goal is to evoke nostalgia throughout the player’s journey. With the help of PS VR2’s 3D audio, we’ve developed immersive soundscapes that transcend the familiar and add a unique sense of wonder to every setting. Dynamic lighting also enhances our game’s low-poly visuals, giving a fresh feel to the retro-inspired setting for players to enjoy.
Similarly, PS VR2’s haptics allowed us to adjust the feedback for all the weapons you’ll find in Heroes of Forever, meaning each one has a weight and recoil corresponding to its appearance. This was crucial for us regarding level design, as the player begins each level with a unique, mission-appropriate weapon and, of course, the corresponding host body.
As an agent traversing different dimensions, players will find a variety of weapons and costumes suitable to take on the evil forces working against them..
We’d like to conclude with a few words about our community’s mission: to unite players of diverse backgrounds and experience levels around a shared love of action-packed arcade-style gameplay.
We’ll work hard to ensure our game modes suit all types of players, whether you want to savor the story alone, team up with other agents in co-op, or show off your high scores on our online leaderboards.
Additionally, Heroes of Forever will be an experience suitable for new and experienced VR users, complete with comfort settings and adjustable difficulty modes.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Heroes of Forever, coming to PS VR2 in 2024. We will have much more information to share with you in the near future.