Halloween may be over for 2020 but virtual reality (VR) horror never sleeps with Fast Travel Games’ Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife due for release in early 2021. The studio has been slowly drip-feeding new info since its summer unveiling, the latest being storyline details as well as a couple of new location images.
Set in the sinister-looking Barclay Mansion which has a terrifying history, in Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife you actually embody one of these wandering spirits but there’s been little revealed as to why. Until now that is, as you’ll play as Ed Miller, a photographer who came to the mansion with his wife Rachel to document a seance. Of course, something went terribly wrong, Rachel disappeared and with Ed dyed during the event.
The videogame starts with Ed entering the mansion again, albeit this time as a Wraith stuck in the Shadowlands. Now with supernatural powers at his disposal, Ed wants to uncover the truth about his death, find Rachel as well as solve the mysteries of the mansion.
As part of this process you’ll have to utilise Ed’s camera to reveal important clues hidden in the sprawling mansion. You’ll be able to find hidden secrets and unlock memories of past occurrences by photographing certain objects. It won’t just be the interior of the mansion and its many interconnected floors and rooms you’ll be able to explore as the grounds will also be accessible. As previously revealed, just because you’re a wraith doesn’t mean to say there aren’t darker entities lurking in the shadows, so you’ll have to hide when the time comes.
While the previous trailer showcased some of the gameplay Fast Travel Games has also released a couple of environment concept art images highlighting the Seance Room where it all went wrong and The Gazebo which doesn’t look at all inviting.
Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife will be an early 2021 release, supporting Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift/Rift S, HTC Vive, Valve Index and PlayStation VR. Oculus Quest and Rift will also feature cross-buy support. For further updates on this World of Darkness inspired horror, keep reading VRFocus.