Fast Travel Games’ upcoming virtual reality (VR) horror Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife has looked like a promising scare-fest since its initial reveal last summer. Today, the studio has confirmed there’s not too long to wait with a launch scheduled for Oculus headsets next month.
Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife will be the first VR title set within the World of Darkness, a shared story universe containing the likes of Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse. A story-driven horror that relies on creating a terrifying atmosphere rather than jump scares, you play Ed Miller, a photographer who dies during a seance at the expansive Barclay Mansion.
Becoming a wraith, stuck between the real world and the afterlife, you must solve the mystery of your death accompanied by The Shadow, a manifestation of Miller’s dark subconscious. A voice inside your head that helps and hinders your journey The Shadow isn’t the only thing keeping you company as you explore the mansion. Spectres roam the corridors and open spaces, spirits of wrath and vengeance they must be avoided at all cost as you have little to defend yourself against these malevolent beings.
As a wraith you’ll have special abilities to help you uncover the truth, such as Wraith Grasp to grab distant objects, Insubstantiality where you can walk through walls and a trusty camera to reveal hidden clues.
Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife is scheduled to launch on 22nd April 2021 via the Oculus Store for Oculus Quest and Rift, retailing for $29.99 USD / £24.99 GBP / €24.99 EUR. A Steam launch will take place on 25th May so Valve Index and HTC Vive owners can step into the mansion, whilst a PlayStation VR version will be arriving later this year.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife, reporting back with further updates.