This week, we released 14 titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. And before we dive in, we’re excited to share that Oculus Go opened up yesterday for pre-orders through our retail partners in the European Union and the UK, with shipping and in-store availability scheduled for June 26!
Oculus Go pre-orders are now available through Argos, Dixons (including Currys and PC World), Amazon, and Shop Direct in the UK; Amazon and FNAC/Darty in France; CoolBlue in the Netherlands; Digitec in Switzerland; and Alternate, Amazon, MediaMarkt, and Saturn in Germany. Details and availability may vary, so check with your local retailer for more information. Mark your calendar for June 26, when pre-orders will begin shipping and Oculus Go will be available in participating stores.
And now, on to this week’s content highlights:
From Turbo Button comes Along Together, a colorful, whimsical game about a kid in search of their missing dog, Rishu. Play as the kid’s imaginary friend and guide them through different environments to bring Rishu home.
Where Thoughts Go: Prologue
Explore human thoughts in a novel way with this visually stunning social VR experiment. Where Thoughts Go lets you tap into different stories told through anonymized narratives—and challenges you to share your own. These compelling tales, interwoven with stylized graphics, are curated community submissions, and you, too, could become part of the tapestry of voices that make up this unique experience.
Tales of Wedding Rings VR
Manga gets the VR treatment from the company that brought Final Fantasy to life. In Tales of Wedding Rings VR, you’re literally dropped into the story. Pop in and out of story panels and watch characters stroll into frame from anywhere and everywhere. This is your ultimate manga fantasy come to life!
Perfect For: Manga enthusiasts, graphic novel and comic book collectors, and Final Fantasy fans
Developer: Square Enix
Available On: Rift
More Info: “Manga Goes Virtual: Tales of Wedding Rings VR Available Now on Rift”
Zombie Gunship Raptor
Immerse yourself in the zombie apocalypse in Zombie Gunship Raptor, Limbic Software’s first title in the Zombie Gunship franchise designed from the ground up for VR. Step behind the sights of a heavily-armed gunship helicopter and protect the civilian base from being overrun by the undead. Weapons at your disposal include a powerful main machine gun, a barrage of rockets, and large area of effect missiles for those Titan zombies that just won’t stay down.
Perfect For: Doomsday preppers, die-hard zombiephiles, and fans of Dead and Buried, Drop Dead, and Zombie Strike
Developer: Limbic Software, Inc.
Available On: Oculus Go + Gear VR
More Info: “A Fresh Apocalypse: Zombie Gunship Raptor Available Now on Oculus Go and Gear VR”
Cairo’s Tale: The Big Egg
This animated VR short film brings you into the world of young mage Cairo and his trusty sidekick. The easily distracted magician-in-training and his best fowl friend encounter a mysterious egg and set out to discover its secrets in this cute and plucky short.
— The Oculus Team