October is already known for being a spooky time of year, thanks to Halloween but PlayStation VR owners are set to receive an early fright thanks to an upcoming title for the headset now set for an October 4th 2018 release.
An occult suspense 3D novel developed by Japanese indie developer of story-heavy videogames CAVYHOUSE and published by Sony’s own UNTIES label, The Midnight Sanctuary takes players on a trip into a long-ago isolated Japanese village where residents appear and disappear as if by magic, and who also have a tendency to do perfectly normal things like leap off of cliffs and twist themselves in half.
The tale follows Hamomuro Tachibana, a historian who is invited to the village of Daiusu to act as a bridge for the residents, cataloguing the artefacts of the past and introducing them to the values and customs of the present. Tachibana quickly finds out that seemingly nothing is as it should be, could the mysterious mystic known as “The Saint”, to whom the village dedicated itself, be behind the strange goings on? Is the cathedral built in her honour more than just a building? Tachibana quickly finds she’s not just hearing about ghost stories, she’s possibly a part of one.
“The mysteries of The Midnight Sanctuary carry many unexpected twists and turns,” said John Davis, G&R Representative, UNTIES. “CAVYHOUSE has really outdone themselves with the graphics, creating stunning visuals to underline the strange story of Daiusu village. The Midnight Sanctuary will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PSVR, and Steam for $9.99 (USD) and will support English text localization and full audio and text in Japanese.”
CAVYHOUSE and UNTIES have also confirmed that VR support for Steam will be finalised and added to the title at a later date, although they have not confirmed which headsets these would be it is safe to assume both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift will be included as they are presently supported via the 2017 demo already on Steam.
VRFocus will bring you more news regarding The Midnight Sanctuary very soon. For now check out the newly released trailer below, we’ve included both the English language and Japanese versions.
Update: We’ve since had it confirmed by UNTIES’ PR team that despite its mention in their announcement the PSVR version will not be out in October after all, it was mistakenly included in the October announcements but will in fact be released at the same time as the VR mode on Steam.