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Marvel’s Iron Man VR coming to PlayStation VR in 2019

Tony Stark makes his debut in virtual reality

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Marvel’s Iron Man VR is coming to PlayStation VR in 2019. The announcement was made Monday during Sony’s inaugural State of Play streaming presentation.

The trailer for Iron Man VR mostly consists of a combat sequence that takes place in midair. Tony Stark’s plane is ambushed by unknown forces. With the help of his digital assistant, FRIDAY, he leaps from the crippled vessel, dons the Iron Man suit, and goes into action. Players can clearly be seen using their hands to attack enemies with the Iron Man suit’s iconic hand blasters. The trailer also includes cutscenes clearly labeled as “not actual gameplay.”

According to Marvel’s own blog post on the announcement, Stark “confronts ghosts from his past — powerful forces who seek to ruin him and everything he stands for [alongside] iconic allies and Super Villains as they jet around the globe on a heroic mission to save not only Stark Industries, but the world itself.”

This particular Iron Man suit is called the Impulse Armor, and is a brand-new design from illustrator Adi Granov. The Marvel post also includes an animation that appears to show some of the flight mechanics and maneuverability that the final game will offer players.

The game is in development by Camouflaj, and is a significant change in tack for the studio. Its previous title, République, was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2012. The third-person stealth adventure was originally released episodically, before recently being ported to VR.

No price point was given for the game. The release window is listed as 2019.

Update: This article has been updated with additional details on Marvel’s Iron Man VR from the official Marvel blog.

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