Happy day for Rez (2001) fans—with no prior announcement, the modern remake, Rez Infinite (2016), launches today on PC with optional support for both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. In addition to a 20% launch discount which prices the game at $20 for the first two weeks, players will also nab the Digital Deluxe DLC package for free.
Originally launching as a PS4 exclusive (with optional PSVR support) in 2016, Rez Infinite is a remaster of the 2001 original which fused elements of a rail-shooter and a rhythm game with abstract visuals meant to represent the inside of a computer network. In addition to the original levels (Areas 1 through 5) Rez Infinite adds a new free-flying experience dubbed ‘Area X’.
The game is available immediately on Steam and the Oculus store with a 20% launch discount for the first two weeks, bringing the price to $20. Rez Infinite supports gamepads, Vive controllers, Oculus Touch and the Oculus Remote. The game is also enjoying a sale on the PlayStation store.
During the launch sale, all purchases will be granted the Digital Deluxe DLC for free, which includes, according to developer Enhance Games, “a 7-track Area X digital soundtrack sampler by Hydelic (with four brand new tracks from the level), a digital excerpt from the Rez Infinite Retrospective art book produced and sold exclusively at iam8bit, over 20 desktop wallpapers and a set of original Rez avatars.”
Additionally, just 888 copies of a limited PC Collector’s Edition of Rez Infinite will be available from iam8bit.
Rez has been praised for its unique audio visual experience which would be genre-defining if the game could easily fit into any known genre. Despite a foundation of gameplay that’s more than 15 years old, the PS4 release of Rez Infinite has garnered praise, presently holding down a respectable 89 out of 100 in critic reviews according to Metacritic.
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