During the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2018 VRFocus came across a new virtual reality (VR) first-person shooter (FPS) called Kill X, by Chinese studio Viva Games. Today, the team has revealed a new name for the title, Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher as well as a release date on PlayStation VR.
An action-adventure/horror experience, Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher is based on an ancient Chinese legend with a modern day twist.
Detailing the story via PlayStation Blog, Viva Games explains: “You play as Tyre, an ex-special forces soldier travelling to the isle of Yingzhou after the mysterious death of his mother. Together with Ksana (an estranged friend of his mother’s), Tyre seeks to uncover the truth behind her death and her even more enigmatic past.
“The isle itself is bound in local legend, notorious for its enshrouding tempest in the midst of the mysterious Dragon’s Triangle, and soon Tyre finds himself fighting for his life. As he explores deeper into the island, he encounters unspeakable horrors and unique characters with their own motives for braving Yingzhou’s perils, including some who may prove essential to his survival…”
Supporting PlayStation Move, players will be able to use an arsenal of 15 weapons, from close combat knives to pistols, rifles, and grenades. The environments are open and designed to be explored, with players able to freely wander ancient ruins and dark caverns at their leisure. And alongside all the action, Viva Games has included puzzles to solve and traps to avoid if players are smart and quick enough.
What VRFocus is particularly interested in is how development has progressed since E3 2018. It got a bit of a hammering in our preview when we said: “Kill X has all the charm, grace and originality of a modern Steven Seagal film, you know what’s going to happen before its occurred and getting to the end just seems like it’ll take way too much will power. With certain aspects that can, and cannot be lived with Viva Games still has some way to go until Kill X should be taken seriously by FPS fans.”
Immortal Legacy: The Jade Cipher will launch exclusively for PlayStation VR on 20th March 2019. You can pre-order the title now from PlayStation Store for £15.99 GBP which will gain you a bonus WWII SMG. For further updates as the launch nears, keep reading VRFocus.