Arizona Sunshine 2 announces cross-platform play, co-op modes, and more in new gameplay showcase

A recently released gameplay showcase for Arizona Sunshine 2, which can be viewed above, announced that the game will feature full cross-platform support, a 2-player co-op campaign mode, and a 4-player co-op horde mode. You can learn more about these recently revealed co-op modes along with information about post-launch plans below:

Rotterdam (NL), November 17th, 2023 – On today’s Arizona Sunshine 2 Gameplay Showcase, Vertigo Games revealed exciting updates and new footage for the eagerly awaited next-gen sequel to their blockbuster VR action FPS. Ahead of the game’s launch this December 7th for PS VR2Meta Quest and PC VR, fans were able to get an in-depth look at fresh campaign gameplay, including new details about the game’s cross-platform co-op modes, post-launch plans, and more.

Rewatch the Arizona Sunshine 2 Gameplay Showcase on YouTube or Steam.

Co-op Announcements:

Arizona Sunshine 2 will feature full cross-platform multiplayer functionality, a two-player co-op campaign mode, an endless Horde mode for up to four players, and more. Co-op play in Arizona Sunshine 2 is built on the foundations laid by the original game, but adds a plethora of VR interactions and mechanics with which Arizona Sunshine 2 embraces freestyle co-op play more than ever before.

Post-Launch Plans:

Also announced today were plans for post-launch support, including 3 additional Horde mode maps to be released during Year One. More details will be revealed at a later date.

Additionally, a Quest 3 Upgrade was announced for Arizona Sunshine 2 on Meta Quest. From Day 1, Quest 3 players will enjoy an upgraded resolution, while the post-launch Quest 3 Upgrade scheduled to release later in December will introduce real-time shadows on dynamic objects.

Single Player Campaign Showcase:

During the showcase, Arizona Sunshine 2 Game Director Peter Deurloo presented an all-new single player campaign playthrough, featuring never-before-seen footage, and showcased fresh gameplay details. These involve some new hints about the all-new, standalone story by Rob Yescombe (The Invisible Hours, Farpoint); Buddy, your new canine friend;and next-gen combat mechanics, such as manual reloading, melee combat, and crafting.

Creators’ First-Hand Co-op Adventures:

Next up on the Gameplay Showcase, a line up of VR creators paired off in duos to debutArizona Sunshine 2’s campaign co-op mode. Learn about their experience with the game’s campaign co-op mode — together with their new friend, Buddy. Various creators have shared their latest impressions of the 2-player campaign co-op mode in long-form videos on their channels.

Special Interview with Lead Voice-Actor Sky Soleil:

The Gameplay Showcase starred a special guest: Arizona Sunshine 2 lead voice-actor Sky Soleil. In a chat with the development team, Sky discusses his experience of stepping back in the shoes of Arizona Sunshine 2’s witty protagonist. Add a freestyle voice-acting session captured on camera to boot, and it becomes clear why Sky’s incredible voice acting is a crucial ingredient in Arizona Sunshine 2 storytelling. ‘

Special Promotions:

Lastly, during this entire weekend, celebrate with deepest-to-date discounts on the Arizona Sunshine franchise on Steam, from up to 80% off on the original Arizona Sunshine and its DLCs, to the pre-order discount on the Arizona Sunshine 2 – Deluxe Edition.

Arizona Sunshine 2 is scheduled for launch on major VR platforms on December 7th, 2023. Pre-orders are now available on PlayStation VR2Meta Quest and Steam VR.

Watch the recently revealed Arizona Sunshine 2 gameplay premiere here:

Arizona Sunshine 2 - Gameplay Trailer - ESRB

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