4A Games, the studio behind the award-winning Metro series, today announced the release of ARKTIKA.1 – a visceral VR first-person shooter powered by the acclaimed 4A Engine and built from the ground up for Oculus Touch. With breathtaking detail and superior shooting mechanics, ARKTIKA.1 is set to deliver unprecedented scope, storytelling, and graphical fidelity to VR fans worldwide.
The official eBook companion, ARKTIKA.1: My Name is Viktoria, has also been released today. Immerse yourself in the dystopian world of ARKTIKA.1 in this engrossing novella published by Del Rey Books and penned by New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden.
OCULUS CONNECT 4
If you happen to be at OC4 (October 11-12 in San Jose, CA), 4A Games Executive Producer Jon Bloch is available for interviews! Let us know if you’d like to schedule a meeting – and we’ll go from there.
HUMANITY’S LAST BEST HOPE
In ARKTIKA.1, barbaric raiders and mutated cannibals push humanity to the brink during the Great Freeze, a man-made ice age. Survival is far from guaranteed – and only customizable weaponry and tactical thinking stand between you and a very cold grave.
Nearly a century into the future, only the equatorial regions remain habitable, yet pockets of humanity still manage to survive in small numbers all over the planet. These regions of civilization sit on resource-rich, highly desirable territories to the north and south. As a mercenary hired by Citadel Security, you must protect one of the last colonies in the wastelands of old Russia from invading forces bent on the extinction of the human race as we know it.
ARMAMENT & MOVEMENT
Every weapon in ARKTIKA.1 shares a modular design. You can assemble unique variants by mixing and matching accessories on top of basic “frames”: antiques, railguns – and even weapons able to shoot around corners! It’s important to choose the right tool for the job: Horrifying creatures and violent offenders who once lurked outside the city walls have found a way in, and they’ll do whatever it takes to eliminate Citadel Security and anyone who lives in the colony.
Each playfield offers plenty of space to move around in – allowing for strategic positioning and increased immersion. The game’s advanced cover system takes flanking maneuvers to a whole new level: Enemies can easily tear your cover into tiny little pieces and even outflank you! The possibilities are nearly endless; in-game objects like interactive car doors can be used to stay alive just a little longer and gain an advantage over the opposition.
Yevhen Fedorets (Lead Game Designer, 4A Games):
“We spent quite a bit of time perfecting the core gameplay mechanics in ARKTIKA.1. From the weapon selection and customization options to the advanced node-based teleportation system, everything in the game supports immersion and storytelling. We can’t wait to hear from Oculus fans who are about to experience the world of ARKTIKA.1 for the very first time!”
Jon Bloch (Executive Producer, 4A Games):
“I’m so incredibly proud of everything the ARKTIKA.1 team has achieved. We poured blood, sweat, and tears into this project to make the most photorealistic, visionary VR first-person shooter ever. I’m confident that players will appreciate all the attention to detail – from environments and weapons to accessories, creature design … and beyond.”
- Immersive FPS action with full-body shooting mechanics.
- Engaging combat featuring unique abilities such as touch, dodge and hide.
- Some of the most impressive visuals ever seen in VR, thanks to the 4A Engine.
- Intuitive controls for natural, realistic gameplay.
- Atmospheric settings with a blend of post-apocalyptic and futuristic environments.
- Advanced weapons with plenty of customization choices to suit your personal playstyle.
- Visceral challenge with finely-tuned difficulty balance.
- Deep, immersive storyline.
- Available initially in English, Russian, and Ukrainian.
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
ARKTIKA.1 is now available on Oculus Rift for $29.99.
The ARKTIKA.1 eBook companion – ARKTIKA.1: My Name is Viktoria – is also launching today and can be purchased for $0.99.