Early in October VRFocus reported on developer Wolf & Wood announcing that its multi-chapter horror experience The Exorcist: Legion VR would see the first two chapters launch prior to Halloween. That didn’t occur with the studio saying on Steam: “To ensure that both chapters are of the highest quality when released, we need to push them both back just a little bit.” Today, Wolf & Wood – and publisher Funtrain – have announced a new simultaneous release date for chapter 1 and 2, 22nd November, 2017.
The Exorcist: Legion VR has been based on the events of The Exorcist III, with players able to experience a stand-alone story untold in the movies across five chapters. The first two are now titled: Chapter 1: First Rites and Chapter 2: Idle Hands. The title is a detective experience of sorts, in chapter one players have to investigate the grisly murder of a priest, whilst learning the dangerous art of exorcism.
Each episode will then feature a different demonic entity, and arm players with a different weapon to stop it. In Chapter 2: Idle Hands players will be introduced to an ex-schoolteacher who seems to have lost her mind and is set upon by some unseen force.
While both chapters will be available on the same day, Chapter 1: First Rites will launch with a 20 percent discount, dropping the price from $4.99 down to $3.99. Chapter 2: Idle Hands will be the standard price of $4.99. Chapters 3 – 5 will then be released in turn shorty after – which previously was one a month – although the studio hasn’t confirmed any dates just yet.
“This franchise deserves to be done right and the only way to have a truly definitive experience for such a story is in virtual reality,” said Douglas Nabors, CEO of Fun Train in a statement. “Playing a non-VR horror game is one thing when you’re safely behind a monitor. But, when you’re living the horror up close and personal, The Exorcist: Legion VR will resonate with you for years to come.”
The 22nd November release will just be for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via Steam and Oculus Store to begin with, with Viveport and PlayStation VR versions also planned.
As further details are released, VRFocus will keep you updated.
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