Occult 3D Novel The Midnight Sanctuary Out Today, PlayStation VR and SteamVR Support Still to Come

Today, Sony publishing label UNTIES and developer CAVYHOUSE have launched their occult suspense 3D novel The Midnight Sanctuary for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam. The title will also get virtual reality (VR) support for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in the near future.

The Midnight Sanctuary

A Japanese supernatural horror tale set in a village long-segregated for its religious beliefs, The Midnight Sanctuary features a blend of 2D and 3D graphics with immersive audio elements to elevate the ghostly mystery to another level of eeriness.

The story synopsis explains: “In hopes of becoming a modern tourist destination, the people from long-isolated village of Daiusu have built a majestic cathedral to attract visitors with its religious history. Enter quirky historian Hamomuro Tachibana, come to chronicle the many legends kept in the local archive and teach villagers about modern customs.
“Tachibana’s stay quickly takes a heinous turn when residents begin phasing in and out of existence, hurling themselves from the cliffs overlooking the rural town, and contorting in spine-shattering positions. As she learns of the locals’ cult-like adoration for a mysterious deity known as “The Saint”, Tachibana begins to question what is real. Are these villagers specters in the night? Is The Saint real and returning, and if so, what horrors come with her?”
The Midnight Sanctuary

“It’s a very Japanese tale of supernatural horror told with the exceptional aesthetic distinction CAVYHOUSE brings to all their games,” said John Davis, G&R Representative, UNTIES in a statement. “The studio’s distinct brand of storytelling adds another layer of eeriness to The Midnight Sanctuary’s unsettling mystery.”

The Midnight Sanctuary is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam for $9.99 USD and supports English text localization, with full audio and text available in Japanese. While a VR version is in the works, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive users can download a demo version from Steam for a brief taster. When details do surface on the VR release VRFocus will let you know.