Put on some Viking metal and shoot your VR headset. Ragnarock is out now and it’s unlike any other rhythm game I recognize.
We already know that Vikings and metal are a sublime combination of aggressiveness and melody. Now independent French studio WanadevStudio is taking this duo and injecting the frenzied beating of Nordic warriors into a whole new VR experience. Released today and available on the Steam Store, Ragnarok is a rock / metal-oriented VR rhythm game where players can pull up the gauntlet on their own or hit the devil with a drum against, up to five, of other players.
Anyone daring enough to step into this virtual arena will find themselves atop a rowboat, beating the pace of their crew in a race. Equipped with hammers, each captain must strike the runic drums in time, mastering everything from Celtic rock to power metal. If you fail to hit the right one, your ship and crew will languish in the wake of the competition. Ragnarock is as extravagant as one would expect from a Viking metal rhythm game, with big beards, bulging biceps and horns galore. Six different environments serve as the backdrop to this race as you and your competitors try to win all the gold medals and dominate all the leaderboards.
WanadevStudio kicks off this competition with a total of 6 new tracks, or 30 solidly epic songs to make your heart beat faster. Alestorm, Saltatio Mortis, Ultra Vomit, and Sabordage are bringing their own take on the Sailor Huts to Rangarock for its full launch. Anyone wishing to weigh anchor can pick up a copy on the Steam store now for â¬ 21.99 / $ 19.99, or the local equivalent, with a version of Oculus Quest expected to follow in the coming days.