Today Tokyo-based developer UNIVRS announced a release date for its upcoming anime-based VR game Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing.
The game will launch for Oculus Quest on October 13. It’ll cost $29.99.
Unfortunately, if you have a different VR platform, you’ll have to wait longer. PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and SteamVR versions will come in early 2021
Below you can find a gameplay trailer and artwork.
Here’s how the developer describes Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing.
“Enroll as a guest student at the famous Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy, then ride a broom and soar through the skies across more than 10 tracks. Partner with fan-favorite Little Witch Academia characters such as Akko, Lotte, and Sucy, voiced in both English and Japanese by the anime’s voice actors. Race through the skies in first-person perspective with UNIVRS, Inc.’s patent-pending motion sickness reduction technology.
Unfold a new story and dive into the LWA universe in immersive virtual reality. Pair up with fellow students while purifying ghosts, and customizing brooms. Join real-world friends in online multiplayer modes and take in the splendor of the Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy.
This adaptation of Studio TRIGGER’s hit anime series features veterans of anime and gaming such as director Junichi Yamamoto, whose past positions include opening and ending movie director on The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and storyboard artist of Batman Ninja, and sound supervisor Yukio Nagasaki (Love Live!, Arc the Lad). Along with the returning voice cast, TV series songwriter/composer Yuiko Ohara and singer YURiKA return with a new theme song “Dream Flight,” exclusive to this game.”
We also get a comment from Naoya Koji, COO at UNIVRS.
“The fans are the lifeblood of the Little Witch Academia series, and that principle guided us at UNIVRS when creating VR Broom Racing.
We strived to make this as accessible an experience as possible for the fans, even if it’s their first virtual reality experience, and know we will live up to their expectations.”