Japanese escape room title Last Labyrinth made its debut during the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) back in 2016 and was originally due for release this Spring before being pushed back to Summer. Today, developer Amata K.K. has announced that this date is being pushed back again, with a new launch window set for Fall 2019.
The only reason the studio has given for the delay is that the videogame needs further polish before being released. This is still only estimated, with an exact date to be revealed in the near future.
On a more positive note, the team has officially confirmed all the headsets Last Labyrinth will support. These are PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift/ Rift S, HTC Vive/ Vive Pro and Windows Mixed Reality headsets. The PlayStation VR version will support both DualShock 4 and PlayStation Move controllers.
Designed specifically for VR gaming, Last Labyrinth is an escape room experience that’s both equally comfortable to play as it is creepy. The vague story goes that you awake in an old spooky mansion, finding yourself tied to a wheelchair with minimal movement. You find that you’re not alone as a mysterious girl appears from the darkness. Called Katia she never says anything comprehensible (it’s a made-up language), with the only way to communicate between you pair being nods and a shake of the head.
Katia does free you, instead, she’s there to interact with each room, going on your instruction to complete each one. This is achieved via a laser pointer attached to your head and a button in your hand to activate it. This isn’t a friendly escape room videogame, however, as each room is brutally booby-trapped with all manner of nasty machines that’ll kill you if a wrong move is made.
Earlier this year Amata K.K. held a successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to raise ¥2,000,000 (£13,965 GBP) for Last Labyrinth. The studio also revealed that Stefanie Joosten, the voice and likeness of Quiet from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) and international model, actress, voice actress and singer, will be the voice of Katia. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Last Labyrinth, reporting back when a release date is confirmed.