Since it was first unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) earlier this year, fans and analysts of virtual reality (VR) have been discussing Déraciné, with many people trying to figure out exactly what the title was about. A new gameplay video from the Tokyo Games Show might just shed some night light on things.
The title is being developed by From Software, the company best known for its work on dark and brutally difficult medieval fantasy Dark Souls. What little is known about the plot so far concerns a spirit being summoned by a young girl in a boarding school.
The new gameplay video was released by GamersPrey and was recorded at Tokyo Game Show, so the audio and in-game text is all in Japanese.
The video begins with a wall covered in simple charcoal portraits of various people. Some of the pictures are of near-professional quality, while others display a childish enthusiasm and exaggerated features. The player moves into the hallway of what appears to be a mansion or large house (presumably the boarding school of the setting), everything is covered in dark wood panelling, and a faint sepia tone seems to tinge everything.
Moving on, a young blonde woman in old-fashioned clothes stands by a doorway. She is partially crouched, leaning as if peering down the hall, but she is eerily motionless, not even blinking as the player tries to interact. Further on, man stands over a large copper pot, also seemingly frozen in the act of preparing a meal.
So overall, Déraciné maintains its aura of mystery for a while longer, though the initial teaser trailer does somewhat indicate the ‘frozen in time’ aspect, with the voice over saying: You’re going to be a fairy! And live in the world where time stands still’.
The gameplay video is available to view below. For further coverage of Déraciné and other upcoming VR titles, keep checking back with VRFocus.