Spice and Wold fans, rejoice! A Switch version of the Spice and Wolf VR game has finally been announced today!
In addition, developer Spicy Tails revealed that Spice and Wolf VR will make use of Nintendo Labo’s Toy-Con VR Goggles. The game can also be fully enjoyed using regular TV or monitor displays.
A feature of the game called the “Interactive Mode” will be limited to the Switch version, as well as Oculus Go and PC versions. This mode lets players pet Holo’s head and tail and interact with select items.
Spice and Wolf VR will exclusively be available as a digital download via eShop. A demo will also be showcased during the two-day BitSummit 7 Spirits at Kyoto International Exhibition Hall Miyako Messe, event runs from June 1 to June 2, 2019.
No pricing and release details have been shared at this time.
Here’s the previous reveal trailer and game details (from Steam) :
About This Game
In order to achieve our dreams of entering the 2nd dimension, we will be working together with the original creators of Spice and Wolf to create a VR animation.
Anime will evolve from something that is “seen” to something that is “experienced”…
Kraft Lawrence is a traveling merchant who meets Holo, a beautiful woman who can transform into a wolf.
As they travel together they face many hardships, such as having to walk in the rain.
In order to avoid the sudden downpour, Holo and Lawrence take shelter in an old, abandoned water mill in the woods.
They huddle around a small fire and enjoy a slightly strange but relaxing time together.
You are able to share that time together with them.
“Into the forest, to see you.”
Presenting a virtual reality animation work based on the highly popular light novel series Spice and Wolf, which sold over four million copies, all developed in collaboration with the series’ original creative team.
Take up the role of a peddler and experience a wondrous day deep in the forest, in a watermill, with Holo the wolf goddess, cute ears, tail and all!
In addition to the main mode, where you can enjoy anime within the virtual reality space, there’s also an “Interactive Mode” where you’re able to pat Holo on the head, pet her tail, and just have fun examining and moving other objects around the room. Please try it out and see how wonderful the feeling of being inside a 2D world can be, an experience unique to virtual reality animation!