Later this month Cortopia Studios – the developer behind magical combat title Wands – will release its next title, a puzzle adventure inspired by the classic novels of Lewis Carroll, Down the Rabbit Hole. Today, the studio in conjunction with Perp Games has announced that PlayStation VR gamers will be able able to own a physical copy in April.
Created as a prequel to Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the story follows an unnamed girl as she’s looking for her pet Patches, stumbling into the fantastical world in the process.
Featuring familiar faces like the Cheshire Cat and the White Rabbit, Down the Rabbit Hole is a 360-degree interactive diorama where players control the girl through detailed rooms with hidden secrets. Players also interact with the world by tree roots, moving them to get a better view and peer inside each location. Squirrelled away are invitations to the Queen of Heart’s party to be found, finding them all unlocks one of the videogame’s multiple endings.
Ricky Helgesson at Cortopia Studios said in a statement: “Working with Perp Games to launch Down the Rabbit Hole at retail has been a blast. We really look forward to delighting customers with our Wonderland tale in stores.”
“Cortopia Studios have built a game that’s filled with smart ideas and madcap characters. Down the Rabbit Hole has such a unique approach to puzzle-solving, multi-branched storytelling, and in-game interactivity. You’ll love every minute of it,” adds Rob Edwards, Managing Director of Perp Games.
VRFocus originally previewed Down the Rabbit Hole at Gamescom 2019, finding: “From what was shown Down the Rabbit Hole is going to be a delightful little puzzle adventure. The gameplay uses the characteristics of VR in all the right ways, from all-encompassing scenes to deliver the story to lots of interactive elements that can be grabbed and pulled.”
Down the Rabbit Hole is scheduled to hit the shelves of European retail stores for PlayStation VR on 24th April 2020. A North American version has yet to be announced. The worldwide digital launch for PlayStation VR, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, HTC Vive and Vive Cosmos is taking place on 26th March. For further updates on the puzzle adventure keep reading VRFocus.