Wales Interactive – the team behind virtual reality (VR) horror Don’t Knock Twice – recently announced it was updating its 2016 puzzle videogame Soul Axiom for Nintendo Switch. This newly enhanced version called Soul Axiom Rebooted will also be coming to Steam and gain VR support in the process.
Soul Axiom Rebooted is a story-driven puzzle-adventure set in the cyber-world of Elysia. The journey takes place across six chapters involving 40 locations, where you have to unravel the mystery of your life and your digital afterlife. Featuring over 100 puzzles with Wales Interactive stating the title has over 20 hours of gameplay, you’ll be bestowed with powers to assist in exploration and puzzle-solving by phasing, building, destroying or corrupting the digital world around you.
The studio has completely rebuilt the title using an engine upgrade, not only improving the visuals but expanding the gameplay mechanics for more systems, hence the addition of VR. Able to support HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets Soul Axiom Rebooted can be played seated, standing or in roomscale depending on preference.
All control schemes have been catered for, from motion controllers including the new Index controllers to keyboard and mouse. Locomotion options are fairly extensive with smooth movement likely to be default as teleportation will be added at a later date. The studio has also ensured comfort options are available such as snap rotation, vignetting and adjustable UI. You even have the option to swap between VR and non-VR modes in Soul Axiom Rebooted, carrying on from where you left off.
As for the other non-VR improvements, Wales Interactive has added:
- Additional languages including French, German, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Ukrainian and Turkish.
- A new objective system to reveal your current goal.
- Checkpoints to the memory levels.
- Reassessed and adjusted the order of the memory clips so that you receive both the corrupted AND the restored memories at the same time.
- Reduced the requirements to reach the ending so you can complete the game in less time.
Soul Axiom Rebooted will arrive on 27th February 2020 priced at £9.99 GBP, $12.99 USD, €12.99 EUR, with a 10% launch discount available. For further updates on Wales Interactive and Soul Axiom Rebooted keep reading VRFocus.