As if you needed another excuse to go on a virtual reality (VR) adventure, indie team Zojoi and Azure Drop Studios have announced Shadowgate VR: The Mines of Mythrok. A fantasy epic, the videogame will be an exclusive Oculus Quest title landing in October.
Shadowgate isn’t a new IP, in fact, it has been running since 1987 when Dave Marsh and Karl Roelofs released the first iteration for the Apple Macintosh. Since then, Zojoi has ported the videogame to 15 platforms including the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), and now it’s the turn of Oculus Quest.
But Shadowgate VR: The Mines of Mythrok won’t be a port of the long-running franchise. Instead, the Oculus Quest exclusive will be the start of a brand-new adventure set within the Shadowgate universe, with the team planning a whole series beginning with October’s instalment.
Development on this VR edition began a couple of years ago and promises that classic fantasy action-adventure experience. You’ll be able to fight giant monsters – yes, that includes massive spiders! – wielding elemental magic, solve devious puzzles and unlock ancient secrets as you delve ever deeper into the mountain dungeons.
These will be cavernous locations filled with chambers of enemies and trap-laden corridors. They can be disabled if you’re smart enough, with plenty of divine magical symbols to uncover. Accompanied by your raven Odin, you’ll be are with a sorcerer’s wand to defend yourself, pulling up shields to block incoming projectiles whilst unleashing some fire spells of your own.
Shadowgate VR: The Mines of Mythrok is currently slated to arrive on 7th October 2021 for Oculus Quest. The first teaser trailer can be seen below and for further updates keep reading VRFocus.