Ready Your Coffin Cannons!
Whether you were a fan of the old school anime adaptation or lost your thumbs to button-mashing via the original video game, the Gungrave series offered plenty of brutal action sequences for those who like their protagonists with an extra layer of edge.
Yes, Brandon Heat was a legitimate badass, the kind who spoke little and shot a lot. Seriously, the amount of bullets this guy went through was just crazy. Then again, he was up against the likes of mobsters, monster and everything else in-between. Alas its been well over a decade since he rose from the grave to give fans another death-dealing adventure.
That is, until we got wind that he would be reappearing in the form of a brand-new VR game. According to an article on Crunchyroll, Sony are bringing back Beyond the Grave with style.
Just a few days ago we got a release date for Gungrave VR thanks to Sony’s latest PSVR hype reel. The virtual reality spin on the PlayStation 2 Gungrave shooters is coming to Japan on December 14, with a western release planned at some point after.
An official website is also live now with story and character info, and there plans to release another playable character as DLC in the future. Prior to launch, the next stop for Gungrave VR is PlayStation Experience 2017 from December 9-10, where people will be able to try it out for themselves.
Mindless gun battles drenched in Japanimation is one thing, but being able to actually use all of Beyond the Grave’s toys as we blast our way through an insane variety of bosses? This thing can’t get to the west soon enough!
Be sure to check out the trailer below to get a peak at Gungrave VR. You can also check out our picks for the Top 10 Badass Anime Gunslingers to see if Beyond the Grave made the cut.