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Surprise! PlayStation Exclusive Megaton Rainfall is out this week

Surprise! PlayStation Exclusive Megaton Rainfall is out this week

Has it really been two years since I last saw Megaton Rainfall!? The “Superman simulator” was one of my Top 20 games from IGF 2015 and then showed up in a PlayStation VR sizzle reel at Paris Games Week later in the year. It went radio-silent after that and just yesterday made its easily-overlooked debut on the PlayStation Store. With everything from South Park and Gran Turismo Sport to WWE 2K18 and The Evil Within 2 launching at the same time, Megaton is likely to be missed but I’m here to champion it one more time.

Basically, you’re Superman. You’re Superman fighting an invasion of gigantic alien robots who are bent on destroying the world’s populace, and apparently bending reality. Judging by the debut trailer it’s more of a game than a tech demo now and incorporates a ‘casualties’ meter to reign in your omnipotent power. Blasting around the world and firing endless laser beams, you’re just as much a threat to humanity as the aliens are. The destruction looks satisfying but so does the challenge of avoiding casualties while still wiping out the colossal bad guys.

 

It’s out now for $15.99 and hallelujah it isn’t a VR exclusive as I feared. I’d try it out in VR to see what those sonic speeds do to my constitution but I’m really just happy that I can finally play it! Hopefully some video will follow so keep an eye on my YouTube and Twitch channels if you’re also intrigued by this game.

Megaton Rainfall confirmed for PlayStation VR

YES! YES! YES! In the PlayStation VR sizzle reel just released from Sony’s conference at Paris Games Week you can see a few quick seconds of Megaton Rainfall. So that’s where the game has been hiding since January when I pegged it as one of my Top 20 IGF games.

For those that don’t remember Megaton Rainfall aims to be a first-person Superman simulator, allowing players to fly across the galaxy and right down into the massive cityscapes of a world invaded by gargantuan alien forces. The tech demo was impressive enough but doing all that in VR could make it one of the genre’s defining experiences. Basically, it means I’ll be getting PlayStation VR at some point. Check out this other video to get a better idea of what the game has in store.