As they say, let’s get ready to rumble. Based on the acclaimed 2015 film Creed, Creed: Rise to Glory is coming to PlayStation VR this fall, as announced by developer Survios on Wednesday. That’s not the only thing: Exclusive to PS VR at launch, players will get the chance to play as a young Rocky Balboa in his prime.
In the game, players take on the role of title character Adonis Creed as he makes his way from underground amateur fights to the championship spotlight. Survios champions their own “Phantom Melee Technology” to make the combat feel more immersive in VR. In a statement on the PlayStation Blog, Survios community manager Lauren Irvine says:
Whether you choose to live out Creed’s story or set up your own Exhibition battles against a variety of skilled opponents, this makes you feel every punch, uppercut, and flurry through situational desynchronization, including fatigue, staggering, and knockouts.
So far, there are more than 100 PS VR games available and that number continues to rise. Sony is definitely looking to spark more interest in its VR platform and bringing fun arcade-styled games like this helps. During the company’s Annual Investors Day, the company claimed that VR market growth was below expectations. As VR games go, the concept of Creed: Rise to Glory looks like a pretty fun boxing game.
The movie Creed, starring actor Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Black Panther and Fruitvale Station’s Ryan Coogler, went on to revitalize the Rocky franchise for a modern generation. Creed: Rise to Glory has perfect timing, as a sequel to the Oscar-nominated film has already started production and is set to release on Nov. 21, 2018.