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ALTAIR BREAKER Launches Globally on Steam and Meta Quest Store

Test your sword-wielding skills in this fantasy adventure VR action game
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

TOKYO - August 18, 2022 - Thirdverse, Inc. (HQ: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Hironao Kunimitsu) today launched the VR sword-fighting actual game ALTAIR BREAKER for the Meta Quest 2, Oculus Rift and Valve Index. Players can test their sword-wielding skills, team up with three friends and battle against AI creatures in an expansive fantasy world. ALTAIR BREAKER will be available for purchase starting today at 10:00AM PDT, at a set price of $24.99 on Steam and Meta Quest Store.
 
Meta Quest Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/4599090550122539
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1909820/ALTAIR_BREAKER/
 
Official Website: https://altair-breaker.com/
Launch Trailer:  https://youtu.be/kZuG40g1yJY
 
Teruyuki Toriyama, Producer at Thirdverse, said: ALTAIR BREAKER was developed by combining the VR game development know-how gained by the young game creators of "Swords of Gargantua" with more advanced consumer action game techniques. The idea was to create a new VR sword-fighting action game that can be easily enjoyed by users who are new to VR games, rather than the realistic sword-fighting simulators often seen in VR. The setting of this work is a virtual world called "ALTAIR," an abandoned island in the void ruled by an experimental combat AI. The worldview incorporates elements typical of Japanese fantasy anime, such as mecha and fantasy, as its main theme. Players can easily experience sword-fighting action that transcends reality, just like a hero in such a world in VR. We hope you will enjoy the high-speed VR multiplayer sword-fighting action that is unique to this title. We will also continue to collect everyone’s feedback in order to deliver more and more content that our users can enjoy.”
 
To commemorate the release of ALTAIR BREAKER, ongoing campaigns will be open for everyone to participate in and have a chance to win a Meta Quest 2 headset and an Amazon Gift Card of the value of $300, as well as livestream on Twitch on selected channels with our partner creators.
 
Gleam Giveaway Page: https://gleam.io/S9tpg/altair-breaker-prelaunch-quest-2-giveaway
 
Key Features in ALTAIR BREAKER:

  • Transcendent VR Sword-Fighting: Designed with casual players in mind, ALTAIR BREAKER brings a "new generation of VR sword-fighting action" to the VR world featuring high-speed sword-fighting action, blow-ups, aerial combos, and wide-range attacks with special moves.
  • Unique Battle System:Move from map to map while enjoying the feeling of transcendent sword fighting. Take advantage of your surroundings by climbing and gliding to easily take on enemies.
  • Experience a wide range of attacks only possible in the VR world, like Shockwaves and Surge Mode.
  • Expansive World of ALTAIR: The game takes place in an aerial city ALTAIR, where AI was created to develop singularity-like creatures. Once a group of islands in a sea of clouds, most of the islands have collapsed and only floating ruins remain, which are inhabited by LAWS, the experimental battle AIs left behind and free to wander around.
  • Freedom of Movement: Glide through the air using your glider or climb the walls of a fortress as movement is possible in all directions in VR space. The entire map is your battlefield!
  • Cross-Platform Four-Player Co-Op: Multiplayer gameplay between Meta Quest 2 and PCVR, leaving players free to be matched with players from all over the world and communicate via voice chat. 

Listen to ALTAIR BREAKER Main Theme “Singularity”, composed and arranged by Hideki Sakamoto (noisycroak): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q3ZIea_A2Q
 
Product Overview
Title: ALTAIR BREAKER
Supported Platforms: Meta Quest 2, PCVR
Genre: VR Multiplayer Sword-fighting
Release Date: August 18, 2022
Price: $24.99
Players: Up to 4 player online co-op
Developer/Publisher: Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.
 
Meta Quest Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/4599090550122539
Oculus Rift Store: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/5728120913872552
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1909820/ALTAIR_BREAKER/
 
(*) The game supports cross-buy between the Meta Quest and Oculus Rift store.
 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AltairBreaker
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/altairbreaker/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ALTAIRBREAKER/
Discord: https://discord.gg/9tGJfZs4gZ
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjYDeOPBQ6F_muWtmshL6Ew
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@altairbreaker
 
About Thirdverse
Founded in 2020, Thirdverse Inc. is a virtual reality game development, distribution and management company paving the path to the metaverse, and based out of Tokyo, Japan and San Francisco. In 2019, the studio released the world’s first VR multiplayer sword-fighting action game, SWORDS of GARGANTUA. Thirdverse is also currently promoting the “Thirdverse Plan”, aiming to create a “Third Space” in the virtual metaverse. The company currently has several VR and blockchain projects in development. For more information visit www.thirdverse.io.  

(C) Thirdverse, Co., Ltd

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