Several months ago Forge Reply announced development on its first virtual reality (VR) experience, a fantasy adventure based around the myth of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth. Titled Theseus, the studio at the time didn’t reveal which head-mounted displays (HMDs) would be supported. That’s now changed with confirmation of PlayStation VR getting the videogame.
Samuele Perseo, Producer at Forge Reply confirmed as much with a posting on PlayStation Blog. Being the studio’s first foray into VR Perseo said: “It has been a step into the unknown for us. However, the virtual reality scene is so filled with opportunities to try new things, that we wanted to have our say.”
Up until now very little of the gameplay had been revealed, with a short trailer and description to go on. Now Perseo has detailed what awaits players when they head into the labyrinth. “Theseus is not an ordinary hero; in our game he is the prey, not the hunter. He is “only human” while his enemy, besides being 33 feet tall, has otherworldly strength… and he is invulnerable,” Perseo notes. “Theseus cannot just fight the Minotaur head-on: each encounter between the two poses a new challenge. It may be necessary to resort to stealth, or an ancient mechanism could be the key to escape death. The monster is blind, but his hearing and his smell are sharp.”
Taking inspiration from titles such as ICO, Shadow of the Colossus and the Last Guardian, Forge Reply has gone for a third-person viewpoint for its VR adventure, with Theseus employing a mix of static and dynamic cameras to aid immersion and gameplay.
Theseus will launch during this summer – no exact date has yet been given – just for PlayStation VR. Checkout the new reveal trailer below, and for any further updates on Theseus, keep reading VRFocus.