A while back we did an article covering KOEI Tecmo’s endeavours into the VR space with their VR Sense machines, including an assortment of KOEI Tecmo IPs getting spin-offs developed specifically for this function. For visitors and residents of Japan, you would find these VR Sense machines scattered around numerous Arcades, train stations and the like.
Now on of those titles known as Horror Sense: Daruma-san go Koronda is releasing through Playstation VR via the Playstation Store in Japan on January 25th. You’ll be able to purchase the game and get your freaky horror on that takes many inspirations from the Japanese children’s game of the same name (more info here), and using the same engine behind the most recent Project Zero / Fatal Frame title.
Explore two scenarios, where you will have to explore and find hidden notes to reveal the true lore behind the horrid spirit infesting the locale. The game itself consists of being stealthy around your environment, and if caught you have to play a version of “The Daruma Doll Fell Over” game we mentioned above to escape it. If you fail this you get an instant game over so be sure to be on your toes!
You can check the game in action via the VR Sense video below:
No word if this game will be making it’s way to the West, or any English support at all for that matter, however you can purchase it for 2,138 yen via the Japanese Playstation Store from any region.
What are your thoughts on VR Sense games getting official releases on the PSVR / PS4? What other of the VR Sense games would you like to see come next? Let us know in those comments!
>> Check out the VR Sense official site now!
It was a pretty big year for KOEI Tecmo in 2017, with them pioneering a new form of Virtual Reality technology with their patented VR Sense. However we never really covered it (other than in passing mention that you’ll be able to smell girls sweating in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3.. we don’t get it either). But recently KOEI Tecmo has been bringing out some big guns, with mid way through 2017 bringing the VR use into Dynasty Warriors 8 under the monika Ultra Dynasty Warriors, they have now gotten a fair few exclusives designed specifically for the VR Sense experience.
But what is VR Sense many of you might be wondering? It isn’t something many of us Westerners would be aware of, or even have had the chance to experience. In short it originally was a cabinet where you would stick on a VR set along with a few other peripherals, and it would enable you to feel and smell alongside the usual offerings of VR. It is primarily compatible with the Playstation VR set up and Playstation Move controllers along with it’s own peripherals to enable the “Sense” of smell and feeling.
Now onto the good stuff, the games! Currently KOEI Tecmo boasts six games for the device, being the aforementioned Ultra Dynasty Warriors and Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Sense. Alongside those are Daruma Fell Horror Sense, G1 Jockey Sense, Super Sengoku Coaster and 3 Majesty × XIP DREAM ☆ LIVE. All allowing you to experience many different wonders as if you were actually in the games themselves.
Below you can see four different showcases of four of the games VR Sense offers. Daruma Fell Horror Sense, Dead or Alive Xtreme Sense, G1 Jockey Sense and Super Sengoku Coaster in their respective order.
What are your thoughts on VR Sense? Would you like to see it make it’s way over into the West? Are you interested to see more content based on the device from us? Let us know in those comments!
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