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Crystal Raiders

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: VRKiwi
Developer: Nieko
Release Date: Dec. 10, 2021

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'Crystal Raiders VR' Leaving Early Access, Gets Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2021 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT

Crystal Raiders is a co-op action-adventure game where the players explore an ancient castle, filled with crystal guardians, traps and puzzles, to find the mystery of the forgotten Wizard Lord.

Crystal Raiders VR is a multiplayer Virtual Reality game with action-filled gameplay in various ancient castles filled with crystal guardians, traps and puzzles.Complete the levels alone or in a party up to 4 players and use your problem solving skills and cunning to make it to the end of each level.

With the weapon of your choice, crush the animated crystal guardians, reveal secrets and solve puzzles in unique hand crafted levels. All this while avoiding deadly traps and ambushes.

Collect treasures and experience from each level to customize the look of your character and your weapons in many ways.

Since its Early Access release last May to this day, Crystal Raiders VR has received many updates from the Lithuanian development studio Nieko, making the game a more solid experience with lots of hours of content.

New features since Early Access started:

  • Storyline – Find artifact parts from the castle and bring them to Dwarf Jeweler to help him build almighty energy-generating artifact.
  • 8 new levels – A total of 14 handcrafted castle levels with increasing difficulty. 
  • New enemies – Portal Dweller and Stone Golem.
  • All enemies apart from bosses have three levels of toughness each with additional armor and health.
  • New boss – It’s a fiery encounter.
  • New traps – Laser-based traps and gate-based traps.
  • New control options – “Arcade bow” option, smooth turn, and movement options based on head or controller position or mixed.

Also, the difficulty of the original levels has been overhauled and the current weapons tweaked to offer a better game balance. With all these changes and additions combined, the game now offers more depth overall with more complex levels and an accompanying story with a goal to be achieved.

Key Features:

  • Hand crafted levels: A set of 10 handcrafted levels in a bright castle environment with increasing difficulty.
  • Weapon upgrades and hidden crystal powers: Better weapons by looting and buying, plus the castle hides special crystal powers.
  • Avatar customization: Create your own avatar from different models, haircuts, clothing, and accessories.
  • Co-op: Up to 4 players to raid the levels together. Better chance of success in numbers
  • Family friendly experience: All game content is designed with also smaller players in mind.

Currently avaialble through Steam Early Access, Crystal Raiders VR is coming to PC (Steam) on December 10, 2021.

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