Univrs announced that their broom racing VR title Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing will launch on Oculus Quest on October 13.
Following a recent delay, the developer has revealed new gameplay with the announcement in a trailer. The trailer highlights additional environments and interactions between the characters as players navigate this magical world in VR.
During gameplay, players will be able to create their own avatar and hang out right the other Little Witch Academia characters through Bonding Races. There is also a multiplayer mode where players will be able to race against others online. During a race, use Magic Energy, be able to increase speed as they fly, and attack other racers while being conscious of their stamina. The developers stated the game is made simple and fun and compared it to Mario Kart.
Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing is being developed in a way to limit motion sickness in VR. Through its development, the company has tried many iterations of their tech but still got sick. However, they finally found the answer and it deals with making the player move while in VR which frees their mind and makes motion sickness a thing of the past. This involves moving the player using their hands and body more during gameplay.
In case you missed it, read our feature on how the game fixes VR motion sickness.
Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing has an early 2021 release window for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and SteamVR.
You can watch the trailer below:
“Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing” will be launched on Oculus Quest on Oct. 13, 2020! The latest trailer is finally revealed!
Get ready for a new VR flying experience✨????
— Little Witch Academia VR ???? (@LWA_VR) August 11, 2020
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