Bullet Hell Shooter Blasters of the Universe Will be Free This Weekend on Oculus Rift

The virtual reality (VR) buzz this week might be focused on several new headsets, but if you already own an Oculus Rift and just want to see more great content then how about something free. Secret Location brought its bullet hell title to the device back in 2017 and VRFocus rather liked it. If you haven’t given this videogame a try then do so this weekend, as it’ll be free for three days.

Starting this Friday, 3rd May at 10am PT (6pm BST) and running through until Sunday 5th May at 11.59pm PT (Monday 6am BST), players will be able to enjoy the neon-rich, retro environment of Blasters of the Universe, customising weapons and trying to stay alive.

The title features four campaign missions as well as Endless and Casual modes, depending on how difficult or easy you want the gameplay to be. Blasters of the Universe tasks you with defeating Grand Master Alwyn’s legions of digital creations, facing wave after wave bullets in his 80s inspired virtual world. You have access to a customizable weapon with over 130,000 possible loadout and blaster combinations to suit your particular gameplay style, whether that’s rapid-fire designs, explosive, slow with high damage or anything in between.

VRFocus reviewed Blasters of the Universe giving it a decent four-stars, saying:For those that have become rightly bored with wave shooters Blasters of the Universe offers that spark of light, reminding us why this genre became popular in the first place. The entire theme, visual aesthetics and gameplay make Blasters of the Universe a joy to play.”

Once the free weekend has ended if you want to continue playing Blasters of the Universe you’ll need to spend $14.99 USD. The title also supports HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.

Secret Location is the studio behind an assortment of interesting VR experiences. For puzzle fans there’s Transpose which plays with time, or for something a little more relaxed how about The Great C; an adaption of a Philip K. Dick story which has just been released for Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream. For the latest updates from Secret Location, keep reading VRFocus.

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