The scariest time of the year has come and gone, and although we were expecting the first two episodes of The Exorcist: Legion VR in time for Halloween, fans of the film franchise and The Exorcist TV series probably won’t mind one bit. Created by Fun Train and Wolf & Wood, the episodic VR horror-adventure is set to release its first two installments November 22nd.
The game’s story diverges from The Exorcist III (1990), its source material, in telling its own standalone tale over the course of 5 chapters. Stepping into the shoes of a detective, you try to solve the mystery of a priest’s grisly murder. (it was probably demons)
Both Chapter 1: First Rites and Chapter 2: Idle Hands are slated to release on Steam and the Oculus Store November 22nd. The developers say the last 3 will follow soon after, and all episodes will eventually release on Viveport and PSN for PlayStation VR. The creators say run-time for each chapter will vary, with the average session running approximately 20-25 minutes.
First Rites will launch at $4 for the first week during Black Friday, making it a 20% discount off the normal experience, with Idle Hands available at $5.
Developed from the ground-up for virtual reality, The Exorcist: Legion VR supports motion controllers and a few specific locomotion options including blink teleportation and free roam locomotion options. The devs say the game plays equally well in room-scale, standing, or seated.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what to expect:
Chapter 1: Chapel and Priest’s Office
You arrive at the scene of a grisly crime in a small Boston parish. Yellow police tape adorns the room. There’s blood everywhere … even on the ceiling. It’s sinister business, and things are about to get much, much worse.
Chapter 2: Hospital Office & Padded Cell
You arrive in the isolation ward of a secure hospital. In the corner of the padded room is a lone female strapped to a gurney. She babbles incoherently…
Chapter 3, 4 & 5: Nursery, Morgue, Excavation Site
The story continues…