During their Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 conference, Sony showcased a new virtual reality (VR) title from developer From Software that is coming to PlayStation VR. The title, called Déraciné, is about a spirit summoned by a young girl in a boarding school, where players will need to prove its existence to the students and form a bond with them. Now, following the announcement, a number of new screenshots have been released.
The title was revealed with a short teaser trailer which showed off some strange, Victoriana-inspired visuals, with mention of said fairies and a hidden land. Throughout the trailer a voice over mentioning lines such as ‘Aren’t you excited?’ and ‘You’re going to be a fairy! And live in the world where time stands still’ fill the scenes with a more mysterious tone. The image of a dried flower is a key one found throughout the trailer and key art, which glows with power and seems to suddenly bloom.
The screenshots, which you are view below, showcase some more of the environment within the title along with what looks to be some of the gameplay players can expect to encounter. This includes interacting with objects found within the world, overlooking conversation between characters, and even witnessing what looks to be ghosts or perhaps other fairy characters.
The developer From Software are best known for their work on the famous RPG series of Souls titles, including Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne as well as the Armored Core titles. They are currently working on another action RPG title dubbed Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice which looks to take the gameplay of the Souls series and put it in to the Sengoku period of feudal Japan in the late 16th century. Déraciné is, by all accounts, a different product then fans have come to expect from the company but that makes it all that much more interesting.
Sony have revealed a number of titles for PlayStation VR recently including the release of Beat Saber for the platform and the VR incarnation of Tetris from the developers behind Rez Infinite, Tetris Effect.
Déraciné is currently in development exclusively for PlayStation VR and is expected to release sometime later this year. VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on the title as developer From Software detail move about this interesting title. You can see the screenshots for yourself below and for more on E3 2018, keep reading VRFocus.