The Japanese studio has revealed a few more things about its VR tactical-action game before the Tokyo Game Show begins.
For example, they mentioned the weapons. These will be created from the “leftovers” of fallen comrades and will have two different forms, giving them a more varied combat style, range, and power depending on the form. Then they mentioned the “death” that will be a turning point in everyone’s journey, where players will go through a deep emotional shock as they face different challenges and experience incredible scenarios. These can be portrayed powerfully with virtual reality. Finally, there is a mention of the navigator/artificial intelligence Eve, voiced by Ai Kayano. She is on the side of humanity, but her origins are unclear. She runs a reincarnation program that records “countless deaths” in a database.
Last week, we recapped the game: “Challenge your fate like never before. Set in a near-future desolate Japan, this game depicts a fierce battle between humanity and machines. When overcoming the seemingly impossible challenge of certain doom, that ecstatic feeling will reward those who brave the storm—the moving experience of a story of life told through death. Through the eyes of the fallen and the affairs of the vanquished, you will find their sacrifices serve to guide your hand in retribution. A virtual reality tactical action game experience with a high level of immersion, where the player will be one with the protagonist and battle for the world’s fate.
The game is being developed as the culmination of virtual reality action that Thirdverse has cultivated so far. In addition to the immersive action, the game aims to create a more dramatic world by assembling a team of exceptional creators in each field, such as story, music, and character design. Please look forward to the soul-stirring battle sensation and emotional experience they have created.
Teruhiro Shimogawa (Soul Sacrifice series, Mega Man Battle Network series, Ace Attorney Investigations 2, etc.) is the director and scenario writer, Shogo Matsuo (NieR Re[in]carnation, Blade Xlord, etc.) is the character designer, Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Cross, Xenogears Episode I, New Light Myth: Palutena’s Mirror, Soul Sacrifice series, Inazuma Eleven series, Xenoblade series, Final Fantasy XV Episode Ignis, etc.) is the composer, Koh Okamura (Blue Dragon, The Last Story, Soul Sacrifice series, Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate, etc.) is the producer, and Teruyuki Toriyama (Soul Sacrifice series, Bloodborne, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Demon’s Souls, etc.) is the executive producer.”
Soul Covenant will be released in early 2024 for PlayStation VR2, Meta Quest 2, and PC (Steam).