Having first debuted its multiplatform virtual reality (VR) title Last Labyrinth at the Tokyo Games Show (TGS) 2016, developer Amata K.K. returned this year to showcase the latest developments. Today, the Japanese studio has now released a teaser trailer for Last Labyrinth, showcasing its gameplay outside Japan for the first time.
Last Labyrinth is a VR escape room experience with a difference, rather than being able to explore themselves players find that they are bound to a chair in the middle of a dark room. From the darkness a mysterious girl named Katia appears and it’s using her help that they must unravel the puzzles and find a way out of the mansion.
Explaining what the team is trying to achieve, Hiromichi Takahashi – Director/Producer (Doko Demo Issho), Amata K.K., said in a statement: “In the past, I made games that focused on verbal communication with virtual characters. This time, I want to use VR technology to try to focus on communicating with virtual characters nonverbally. I hope players will enjoy unraveling the mysteries surrounding Katia and lying within the mansion itself. There is more than meets the eye.”
“In order to implement the core gameplay mechanic of nonverbal communication with Katia, we are challenging ourselves to make Katia behave as humanly as possible. We are giving it our all to make it so that players will be able to feel her presence and feel like their fates are intertwined with hers,” adds Tetsuya Watanabe, Director/Game Designer (The Last Guardian)
Atsuko Fukuyama, Lead Character Animator (ICO, Shadow of the Colossus), goes on to say:“I hope that players will not only enjoy the puzzle solving aspect of the game but will be able to feel a connection with Katia. Although there are a lot of challenges to working in VR, I think we will be able to make Katia a character that players will be able to fall in love with.”
Last Labyrinth is expected to launch worldwide in Spring 2019, supporting HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. As further details on the videogame are released VRFocus will keep you updated.