When a company as prestigious as Square Enix says it’s going to make something in virtual reality (VR) it makes a lot of gamers take notice. Last year the studio collaborated with HTC Vive on exclusive Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur VR. Today, Square Enix has launched its first VR experience for Oculus Rift, Tales of Wedding Rings VR.
Previously called Project Hikari when Square Enix first showcased the title during the Tokyo Games Show (TGS) 2016, the experience mixes both traditional Japanese manga with immersive VR tech to offer a new way of experiencing Maybe‘s Tales of Wedding Rings.
Keeping with the iconic monochrome world, Tales of Wedding Rings VR tells a story about an average high school student name Satou, who receives an unexpected email from Hime, the mysterious girl living next door, which of course leads to an adventure of a life time.
The development team has ensured that even a 2D manga like Tales of Wedding Rings can be immersive in VR, creating fully realised 3D worlds, faithfully reproducing the environments and characters. Plus, there’s LiveWindow view, described as: “a unique technology that renders 3D content in separate frames that allow multiple viewing angles, and also dynamically animate to achieve a unique narrative style like never before.”
Available in both English and Japanese languages, Tales of Wedding Rings VR has currently only appeared on the Oculus Store, although Square Enix has previously confirmed support for HTC Vive. It retails for £14.99 GBP. For any further updates from Square Enix on Tales of Wedding Rings VR, or anyother VR projects, keep reading VRFocus.