Feral Rites

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Insomniac announces two new Oculus-exclusive games

Insomniac announces two new Oculus-exclusive games

Savage "adventure-brawler" Feral Rites and PvP spellcasting fighter The Unspoken.

Ratchet & Clank and Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac Games has announced two new Oculus-exclusive titles. These are in addition to the studio's already announced third-person survival-horror Oculus game Edge of Nowhere.

One of them is an Oculus Touch-based two-player competitive game about dueling with spells in a mystical realm hidden within urban Chicago. It's called The Unspoken and it's a whole lot of fun. That's due in "holiday 2016".

The other, which won't be playable until E3 and is due this autumn, is a third-person "adventure-brawler" called Feral Rites.

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