With things already heating up for this year’s E3, Sony has today announced a new addition to the PlayStation VR lineup—Tethered, an impossibly cute strategy game from UK-based studio Secret Sorcery.
Commanding a flying village of little creatures, known as ‘Peeps’, ain’t easy, especially when every night a gang of monsters tries to steal the only thing that that keeps the little freaks at bay, your village’s Spirit Energy. The only way to beat back the hordes is to build up your village by day and fight the beasts by night.
According to the official PlayStation Blog announcement of the game, Tethered was “[d]esigned and developed exclusively for VR,” and borrows game mechanics from “…a sand-box experience you might expect from a great strategy game and combines them with gentle puzzle mechanics that help pull you through the experience, all the while wrapping you up in a beautifully immersive universe.”
Tethered is Secret Sorcery’s debut title, and is slated to arrive alongside PlayStation VR in Autumn 2016.
Development on Tethered, PSVR’s latest launch title, started just last year by a number of ex-Evolution Studios members, a now defunct subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment known for the World Rally franchise and Drive Club (2014).
We reported earlier that Sony just confirmed 10 titles that will appear in playable form on PlayStation VR at E3 in LA next week. It’s not clear if Tethered will be playable at the show, but the PS4 powered VR headset due to launch in October, certainly won’t be starved of content at the show.