It might be too early to think about Christmas however there’s another big celebration to enjoy next month, Halloween. Of course that usually means an influx of terrifying horror titles to enjoy, a genre that virtual reality (VR) is particularly adept at. Due for launch in a few weeks time is Yggdrazil Group’s chilling experience Home Sweet Home, coming to PlayStation 4 with additional PlayStation VR support.
It takes some inventiveness to come up with an original horror experience nowadays, as they generally involve zombies, Lovecraftian monsters or some sort of demonic entity. Ubisoft’s Transference is one such title and Yggdrazil Group’s Home Sweet Home could well be another, with a story based on real-world Thai mythology and lore.
Sot he story goes that: “After a long night filled with mourning and sorrow over the recent disappearance of his wife, Tim awakens to find himself in a strange, dilapidated building instead of the comfort of his own home. Naturally confused, he desperately begins to search for a way out while attempting to solve questions that could lead to answers regarding his wife’s disappearance, he finds himself being hunted by blood-thirsty evil spirits. There is a dark and sinister secret casting a shadow over this interconnected labyrinth…and without question, it’s no longer the happy home that it once was.”
Very much the survival horror, Home Sweet Home features no weapons to speak of. Players have to use stealth and their investigative skills to evade the deadly spirits and understand whats going on.
“We are very excited to be working with Mastiff in order to bring the dark, Thai-inspired world of Home Sweet Home to consoles,” said Saroot Tubloy, Chief Operating Officer of Yggdrazil Group in a statement. “The game’s real-world lore and mythology is sure to captivate and intrigue players, while its brooding narrative keeps them clinging to the edge of their seat.”
Home Sweet Home is the first in the series of horror titles from Yggdrazil Group and Mastiff, with a digital launch date set for 9th October. A physical copy of Home Sweet Home will also make it to GameStop shelves across North America on 16th October. For any further updates keep reading VRFocus.