February looks set to be the month of cuteness, with Polyarc’s Moss coming to PlayStation VR and now FusionPlay has confirmed the release of Konrad the Kitten for the headset as well as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality.
Already available for PC headsets via Steam Early Access since August 2016, Konrad the Kitten will see a full launch across all formats on 23rd February, 2018. If you love animals – especially kittens – but don’t want a real one because of cost, allergies or any other reason then Konrad the Kitten might be just what you need.
The videogame takes a novel approach to virtual reality (VR) immersion by adding a real world plush toy into the mix. Players need to strap one of their controllers to a fluffy toy which will then act as Konrad. Meaning whilst they’re in the videogame world they can actually pick up Konrad as though he were a real pet. The experience itself is all about looking after Konrad, making sure he’s fed, teaching him how to use the litter box and so on.
But there’s also time to play with plenty of mini-games on offer. How about hunting mice, trying to catch as many of the nimble rodents as you can. Or how about putting Konrad’s skills to the test in the fishing game. There’s always the obstacle course, helping guid Konrad carefully and skilfully through rings. As you care and play with Konrad his experience increases and his love for you grows.
Of course what’s the point in having a digital cat if you can’t accessorise him. So in the Dress Room you can unlock more than 50 accessories and dress the poor kitten any way you want. How about cool glasses, a little hat or a suit for Konrad?
While PlayStation VR owners will have to wait until 23rd February, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headset owners can buy Konrad the Kitten now for the Early Access price. On launch day that price is expected to be increased to £14.99 GBP. For any further updates, keep reading VRFocus.