The annual Tokyo Game Show (TGS) will return next week with Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia (SIEJA) having a big presence at the event for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. Japanese developer Amata K.K. will be attending, showcasing its upcoming virtual reality (VR) escape room title Last Labyrinth.
It’ll be the second time the PlayStation VR version has been shown – the first during PlayStation Matsuri TOKYO 2019 in July – and possibly the last time it’ll be demoed before launch. Created as a special demo version of the title with the final launch expected by the end of the year. Just like PlayStation Matsuri, visitors attending TGS 2019 will need to book first, pre-registering on the official website, only applicable for PlayStation Plus members.
Last Labyrinth will have gone full circle, originally revealed during the Tokyo Games Show (TGS) 2016. After completing a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign earlier this year Amata K.K. had planned on a Spring 2019 launch. This was then delayed to the summer before being given a Fall 2019 release window. That launch won’t purely be for PlayStation VR, with a version also coming to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
A single-player experience, Last Labyrinth puts you in a creepy mansion with no idea what’s going on. You’re chained to a wheelchair, unable to escape, the only movement being your head and hand. Trapped with you is this girl Katia who only talks in a non-discernable language. You can guide her to solve the puzzles by pressing a button in your hand which then activates a laser pointer on your head. Any real communication between you and Katia is achieved purely through nods and shakes of the head.
Also for the TGS 2019 event SIEJA has announced the lineup of titles it’ll be showcasing: Concrete Genie, Deemo Reborn (Unties), Marvel’s Iron Man VR, Hatsune Miku VR (Degica Games), Sairento VR, Stumper (Thirteenth Floor Corporation) and Throw Anything (Visual Light).
The Tokyo Game Show 2019 runs from 12th – 15th September with the first two days dedicated to business attendees and the last two days open to the public. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Last Labyrinth and when Amata K.K. announces the launch date we’ll let you know.