Winking Entertainment’s sequel to Unearthing Mars, Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War, is out today on PS4 as a PlayStation VR game. This isn’t just a regular game with a bit of PSVR support, but instead a full-on PSVR game that will require the use of Sony’s headset. No headset, no going to Mars and fighting evil aliens.
The game is available from today in the UK and Europe after having been released yesterday, September 18th, in North America. For those who dive in early, there’s a bit of discount, providing you’re a PlayStation Plus member. So instead of paying the full £15.99, you’ll only have to pay £14.39. It might not sound like much but any discount is better than no discount.
So what is Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War about? Well, I don’t really know as I’ve not yet played it, but I did play the previous game. The follow-up is a sequel to the original but instead of being more of the same the developers, Winking Entertainment, have expanded on the game’s shooting mechanics to give the game a bit more action than the original game which was heavily focused on exploration and problem solving. It’s kind of telling that the game supports the PSVR Aim controller from day one, so you can definitely expect a bit more bangy-bang for your buck this time around.
Be mindful, though, that the game’s 10% discount is only going to be valid until October 4th, so if you’re wanting to save a couple of quid/dollars/euros, you’d better act fast. We don’t have a review of the game ready as of yet, but we’ll have one up in the next few days, so be sure to check back in with Pure PlayStation to see if Unearthing Mars 2: The Ancient War is an improvement over its predecessor.
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