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VR Game of the Year nominated title Pixel Ripped 1989 launches on PlayStation VR in Europe, Australia and New Zealand on October 16th

Oct 4, 2018 11:37 PM CDT

After a successful launch in other territories, critically-acclaimed VR title Pixel Ripped 1989 launches on PlayStation VR in Europe on October 16th.

Sao Paulo; Thursday, October 4th, 2018- After launching for Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE, Windows Mixed Reality and the North American PlayStation Store, the multiple award winning VR game Pixel Ripped 1989 will be releasing on October 16th for PlayStation in Europe, New Zealand and Australia with a 20% launch discount.

On the same day as its European PSVR launch, Pixel Ripped 1989 will also be one of the shortlisted titles running for GAME OF THE YEAR at theVR AWARDS 2018in London, as well as participating as one of the few Virtual Reality games to make it into the selection atIndieCade 2018. In its 11th year, the renowned event will be held in Santa Monica on the 12th and 13th of October.

Besides being nominated for two of the most important awards in the independent games and Virtual Reality scenes, over the last two months since the original release, Pixel Ripped 1989 has received high praise from critics, fans, and big names in the industry for its innovation, design and narrative:

"I think Pixel Ripped 1989 is a work by genius...thank you for making such an ingenious use of VR tech to create an amazing, never experienced, imaginative experience."Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios at Sony Interactive Entertainment.

"I love how different it is and the nostalgia aspects and it looks wonderful, I am in love with the presentation. It is a really cool game. This is one of the most original VR games I have played in a while." Ian Higton, Eurogamer

"Sound design and soundtrack really set apart Pixel Ripped 1989, it really is transportive in a way that just has this whole vibe around it. It has just a different and interesting game mechanic to be within a VR experience and playing completely different classic games, between universes and contexts, etc." Kent Bye, VoicesOfVR

"A lot of games are content with simply providing a retro feel and relying on nostalgia, but you and the team found a way to merge new mechanics and unique ideas into the experience without diminishing that classic nostalgic feel. Bravo! Looking forward to what comes next." Bradley Ramsey, PS4Playstation4.com

First conceived and created as a student project by Ana Ribeiro, then co-developed and published by São Paulo-based ARVORE, the game has been a multi-year, multi-continent passion project, and marks the first title brought to market by ARVORE.

PlayStation Store North America: https://store.PlayStation.com/en-us/product/UP4906-CUSA12322_00-6663429942732996?smcid=psblog%3Ablognav%3A%3Aps-blog-blog.us.PlayStation.com

Oculus Store:https://www.oculus.com/experiences/rift/415780415213995/

Steam Store:https://store.steampowered.com/app/577530/Pixel_Ripped_1989/

Pixel Ripped

Soundtrack: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CdMmme9gDqsPF2XldvN44With the European PSVR launch of the PSVR version of the game, we decided to start an exclusive competition in which the player who shares a gameplay video carrying the most pixels at the end of Level 1 will have his picture featured on our the cover of Gamerpow Magazine inside the game!

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