Spice & Wolf VR Anime Gets Switch Release This Summer
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game developer Spicy Tails announced on Monday that the virtual reality anime based on Isuna Hasekura's Spice & Wolf novels will also release for the Nintendo Switch this summer. The release will support the console's Nintendo Labo Toy-Con VR Kit peripheral. The developer also announced that the game's PlayStation 4 and Oculus Quest release is slated for this summer.
Spicy Tails launched Kickstarter and Campfire crowdfunding campaigns in November 25 and December 1 last year, respectively. The Campfire campaign met its 8,000,000 yen (about US$70,700) goal in its first two hours, while the Kickstarter campaign similarly met its US$70,485 goal within two days. The crowdfunding ended on January 12 for a combined total of 72,457,073 yen (about US$668,300).
The television anime's voice actors Ami Koshimizu (Holo) and Jun Fukuyama (Kraft Lawrence) are returning. Hasekura is writing the anime's scenario and the novels' illustrator Jū Ayakura is credited with the character design. Keisuke Sakikibara is providing the 3D modeling and motion, and n-buna is composing the music. Yō Shimizu provided the concept art pictured at right and Masatoshi Sekai designed the logo.
Spicy Tails also developed Project Lux, which Hasekura also wrote. The PC game with VR support had an English release from Sekai Project on February 2 via Steam. Sekai Project announced in December that Limited Run Games would release a physical edition.