Gossip, Muse, Rob Zombie and Slayer star in the new Unplugged ‘Riff Pack’, launching next week
Players can shred their way through new, epic riffs as the Unplugged journey to rock-stardom continues
Sydney, Australia, April 8, 2021 – Vertigo Games, the VR specialist publishing and development arm of the global Koch Media Group, and Anotherway, VR development studio with roots at Microsoft Hololens and Activision, are launching the first ‘Riff Pack’ for their cheered-on VR music game Unplugged on April 14 (April 15 AEST). The downloadable bundle consists of tracks from Gossip, Muse, Rob Zombie and Slayer, and is coming to botch Meta Quest and PC VR* (*Valve Index Controller compatible headsets only). The Riff Pack is the first realisation of Vertigo Games and Anotherway’s plan to expand the musical library of Unplugged.
Through the use of hand-tracking technology, Unplugged offers immersive air guitar play to the tunes of world famous rock-songs. With real-life guitar -and amplifier brands, an experienced all-star rock team behind the game and a solid setlist of over 20 songs, Unplugged brings an authentic and exhilarating sense of rock-star realness. The game was awarded ‘Game of the Year 2021’, ‘Best Quest Hand-tracking Game’ and ‘Most innovative Design’ by Upload VR. Expanding its musical library with the Riff Pack was a logical next step in continuing the Unplugged tour.
About the Unplugged – Riff Pack
Shred your way through the heavy classic riffs in Unplugged’s new Riff Pack. Feel the rock ‘n roll as you dive into the loud and energetic music of some of the biggest rock legends. Rise to the top of the leaderboards and become the ultimate air guitarist. Time to rock on!
The Riff Pack includes the tracks:
- Gossip – Standing in the Way of Control
- Muse – Won’t Stand Down
- Rob Zombie – Crow Killer Blues
- Slayer – South of Heaven
Published by Vertigo Games and developed by Anotherway, Unplugged is available on Meta Quest and PC VR* for an RRP of $35.95 (*Valve Index Controller compatible headsets only). The Riff Pack is coming on April 14 (April 15 AEST) to both. For more news about Unplugged, go to their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and sign up for the newsletter at unplugged-vr.com.
About Vertigo Games
Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR publisher and developer with offices in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Los Angeles, California. With teams in the areas of development, publishing and LBE (location-based entertainment) distribution, the company offers a growing portfolio of quality VR games that provide novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experiences both inside of the home, and outside of the home through its leading LBE content provider and management platform SpringboardVR. Games include Vertigo Studios’ evergreen brand Arizona Sunshine®, the epic VR action FPS After the Fall®, and the music game Unplugged VR®. The company recently announced it has 5 more high-end titles in the pipeline for the coming years. Vertigo Games is a Koch Media Group company. vertigo-games.com
Anotherway is a newly formed VR development studio, founded in 2020 by Ricardo Acosta and Julia Casal. For many years, Ricardo and Julia worked as developers for major clients and agencies such as Microsoft Hololens and Activision. While these environments were ideal for learning and skill development, the two always felt a need to build something of their own, on their own terms, away from the corporate grid. During lockdown, they started working on their own passion project “Unplugged”, which seemed to really resonate with the VR community. Realizing the potential Unplugged held, Ricardo and Julia decided to break their corporate chains and chase their ambitious dreams. Anotherway was finally born. unplugged-vr.com
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.
The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, CI Games, Giants Software, Kalypso, Koei Tecmo, Konami, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, Tripwire, Warner Bros, and many others.
With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media Group owns ten game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands), DigixArt (Montpellier, France).Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Koch Media is an Embracer Group company