Spice and Wolf Receives PlayStation VR Launch Date, Sequel Confirmed
New artwork has been revealed for the follow-up title.
Virtual reality (VR) anime Spice and Wolf VR only launched a couple of months ago and now developer Spicy Tails has announced a sequel is in the works. Happening a little sooner, Spice and Wolf VR will be coming to PlayStation VR and Nintendo Switch in September.
Spicy Tails has merely confirmed that a sequel is in the works, holding off on details such as storyline, platforms and release dates just yet. Work is definitely underway though, as the studio has released several artwork images including a mysterious new character who happens to have a bushy silver tail.
As for the new platforms, Spice and Wolf VR will be appearing on both PlayStation VR and Nintendo Switch on 5th September 2019. An Oculus Quest version is also on the way but it has been delayed. The studio confirmed the delay on Twitter saying: “The Oculus Quest version has a huge application process for Oculus and is expected to be delayed for a while.”
Based-on Isuna Hasekura’s original novel – who also happens to be Spicy Tails scenario writer for the project, Spice and Wolf VR tells the tale of a 25-year-old travelling merchant called Kraft Lawrence. On his journey’s he stops in the town of Pasloe where he comes across a wolf-deity named Holo who is over 600 years old. Taking the form of a 15-year-old girl – except for a wolf’s tail and ears – she wants to join him so she can see the world and eventually return to her homeland.
To bring the project to life Spicy Tales launch two crowd-funding campaign in 2018, one on Kickstart and the other on Campfire. Both were successful with the Kickstarter managing to raise ¥30,978,009 (approximately £240,000 GBP) while the Campfire campaign achieved its ¥8,000,000 (approximately £61,000) target.