"Circle of Saviors" lets you and another player fight against monsters in a virtual space.
It is developed by the Japanese game studio Fivefor Inc. The title gained plenty of traction from a video that went viral in late 2016, but many have been unable to try it in the states since the company would only bring its exhibit to select shows and conventions in Japan. This year at E3, however, that changed when Fivefor brought their booth to Los Angeles.
The objective of the game is as simple as trying to defeat a certain number of monsters in an allotted amount of time. The first player can wield swords, or a sword and shield, through the use of two motion controllers. This takes place in a completely virtual space. The second player provides back-up by using a mixed reality crossbow.
At the very end, a giant boss comes out whose attacks must be dodged in order to defeat it.
The popularity of the game in Japan drew Fivefor to try it out in the United States. They even flew the original "Schoolgirl Fighter" to showcase it in the convention. Due to the complexity of the set-up, including the weapons, cameras, and green-screen that optimize for audience viewing, it can only be played where they dictate it. However, the company is looking to expand even further, bringing more exhibits to shows and conventions internationally.
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