Japanese card battler Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur will be getting the virtual reality (VR) treatment next year, with a newly announced title for the HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD). Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR has been revealed by HTC, Square Enix and Gree Co, and will see its first showcase later this month at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016.
Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR isn’t just a VR version of its predecessor, Gree has created a unique title with its own storyline and content. Previously a beta version has been shown before, but this new announcement and demo at TGS goes further, with newly developed scenarios being introduced.
Naoya Kashima, Producer at Square Enix, said, “We are delighted to announce Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR is finally being delivered to the end users. This is not just a brush-up version of the pilot; all scenarios have been newly developed. We strongly believe the powerful 360-scened card battle and unique characters in the immersive world of VR in started with HTC Vive will be loved by the fans.”
While Eiji Araki, Vice President of Gree, commented: “Having the opportunity to develop this world famous title Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur of Square Enix Co., Ltd. to a mature VR game was a challenge for both Gree Inc. and Gree VR studio. It is also a great chance to deliver such an attractive VR experience to consumers. We hope you will enjoy it at TGS 2016.”
“Since the HTC Vive arrived at retail stores across Japan last month, there’s been a growing swell of acclaim and a strong sales response,” says Jack Tong, President of North Asia, HTC. “We are now extensively working with the global leading Game Soft creator and developer, Square Enix and its partner, Gree to launch the VR version of Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR, one of the best-selling mobile card games worldwide, exclusively on HTC Vive. This strategic partnership will help foster the global virtual reality ecosystem, and deliver the most inspiring and vibrant experiences on the HTC Vive.”
Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR will be available at TGS 2016 from 15th – 18th September at Makuhari Messe. The videogame is scheduled to launch on HTC Vive in Spring 2017.
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