Widely regarded as one of the scariest and most effective horror films ever made, The Exorcist has been scaring audiences since its release in 1973. Now the author of the Exorcist series, William Peter Blatty, is bringing the horror to virtual reality (VR) for users of the PlayStation VR.
The Exorcist: Legion VR consists of five chapters, each 30 minutes long which will slowly reveal the twisted story of a unique demonic entity.
Chapter One is titled ‘First rites’ and puts players in the role of a Boston homicide detective investigating the ritualistic murder of a priest. At first suspecting the work of a series killer, the detective soon uncovers something much more sinister.
Chapter Two, Idle Hands, involves an investigation into an apparently psychotic school teacher who is being tormented by an unseen force whose roots can be traced back to ancient Babylon and whose powers of illusion keep it hidden.
Skin Deep is the title of chapter three, where players encounter the demon Abyzou, who has been associated with infant mortality and early death since the early days of humankind. The player needs to force her to reveal herself before more deaths occur.
Players will be able to choose if they wish to play with the standard DualShock 4 gamepad or the PlayStation Move motion controls.
Chapters 1-3 of The Exorcist: Legion VR is available for download from the PlayStation Store for $6.99 (USD) each. The complete series is available for $29.99, and will include access to forthcoming episodes Chapter 4 ‘Samaritan’ and Chapter 5 ‘The Tomb’. For players who already own Chapter 1, a season pass will provide access to chapters 2-4 for $24.99.
Further information about The Exorcist: Legion VR, including news on the upcoming chapters, can be found on the official website. As usual, VRFocus will bring you the latest updates on new and upcoming VR experiences.