“Drums of War” – a VR music rhythm game that puts you in command of a giant orc rampaging across fantasy landscapes and outright murdering whimsical magical creatures – is heading to SteamVR and Oculus Rift-compatible headsets next Tuesday, October 1!
Hit the drums to the beat of the music to walk. Go “offbeat” … and your orc will veer off to one side! You can also bang on the side drums to turn – allowing for full 360 degrees of movement.
But wait: There’s more! Your drums are also a powerful arsenal. The two center drums fire off deadly cannonballs – and you can also use the stick to throw fireballs.
Take the fight to the dwarves, destroy their villages, and reclaim the right to once again call yourself the King of the Mountain.
Drums of War was created by 20-year game industry veteran Alan Flores – who was the lead designer on Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero Metallica, Band Hero, Tony Hawk’s
Project 8, Tony Hawk’s Underground 2, Sports Champions 2, and many more.
The game features an amazing original score by Gabe Castro, composer of the indie hit The Forest and a featured musician in Blasters of the Universe, HBO’s Vice Principals, and Portlandia. Drums of War also includes ear-blasting tracks from popular metal bands Warbringer and Exmortus.
– Enjoy full 360 degrees of freedom in both movement and combat.
– Experience visceral music rhythm gameplay in VR!
– Fight off hordes of fantasy creatures – including pesky dwarves, chalky skeletons, sexy succubi, and much more.
– Purchase drum skins from the shop for stat upgrades!
– Rampage through 15 story levels and an unending supply of dwarves.
Bonus modes include:
Wardrum Hero: A high score combat challenge where you slay an endless horde of dwarves (inspired by Guitar Hero).
Jukebox: Bang the drums to the music and enjoy the scenery.
Two randomized dungeons!
Headbang-worthy metal soundtrack:
Original tracks from Gabe Castro, composer of the indie mega-hit The Forest.
Licensed tracks from metal giants Warbringer and Exmortus.
Drums of War will be available on SteamVR and Oculus Rift Tuesday, October 1 for $9.74 – at a 35% discount. On October 8, the game will return to its original retail price of $14.99.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER
Founded in 2019 by veteran lead game designer Alan Flores, Grind Core Games was created with the intent of combining metal and video games into one face-melting package.
Taking inspiration from old-school Iron Maiden lyrics and Bolt Thrower album covers and turning it into heavy metal gaming goodness, Grind Core Games begins the endless quest of trying to
create the most metal game ever made. To learn more about Drums of War and Grind Core Games, please visit http://www.drumsofwargame.com.
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
More by Jonas Ek: