Virtual reality (VR) gamers have been treated to some big IP videogames over the course of 2020 and that’ll continue this month with the news that Tarzan VR has a release date. To mark the occasion, Stonepunk Studios and Fun Train have released a behind the scenes video revealing more details about the project.
The video delves into the history of Tarzan, created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in the early 20th century. Keeping faithful to the original character, Stonepunk Studios wanted to create a comic book visual design inspired by many of the books.
Naturally, an important part of any Tarzan experience is being able to swing through the jungle; not an easy task in VR. The team spent a considerable amount of time perfecting the mechanic which so far looks very fluid in footage. Adding to that freedom, players will also be able to swim and climb to explore Tarzan’s domain, whilst fighting invading mercenaries.
A single-player experience, Tarzan VR will also feature randomised elements so that returning players won’t see a lot of repetition. For example, all the enemies are random, faces, voices, clothing and equipment will change each time around, and the same goes for the animals and other little details.
Just like Fun Train’s previous project The Exorcist: Legion VR, Tarzan VR will be episodic, split across three instalments. Issue #1: The Great Ape and #2: The Jagged Edge will be released on 17th November for PC VR headsets, with the second bundled with the soundtrack. Each will unlock a new region of the world as well as a new weapon for players to master. At the moment no date has been set for Issue #3: Dead of Night.
As for other headsets, the team notes Tarzan VR will support all major headsets with PlayStation VR previously mentioned, although no launch date has been revealed. Whether this will include the Oculus Quest platform remains to be seen. As further details are released, VRFocus will let you know.