UNIVRS Plans Kickstarter for Little Witch Academia VR Game

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Campaign launches on July 3, with "VR Broom Racing" game planned for April 2020

Game developer UNIVRS Inc. announced on Friday that it will launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to develop a virtual reality (VR) game based on the Little Witch Academia franchise. The game is tentatively titled Little Witch Academia - VR Broom Racing -. The campaign will launch on July 3 and will run for 45 days.

UNIVRS describes the game:

The player becomes a character in the game and can freely fly around the sky on a broom and race using magic. This VR game uses UNIVRS's unique anti-motion sickness technology (patent pending) to greatly reduce the VR motion sickness that has limited VR games up until now. This game will be an amazing flying experience that will make the player truly feel like they're flying!

UNIVRS is aiming to release the game in April 2020. The company will exhibit a prototype of the game at Anime Expo next month, and it will also hold a panel for the VR project with director Junichi Yamamoto on July 4 at 12:00 p.m. in the convention's Live Programming 3 room (408AB).

Studio Trigger's Little Witch Academia television anime premiered on January 2017 and concluded with 25 episodes in June 2017. Netflix debuted the first 13 episodes outside Japan in June 2017, and added episodes 14-25 in August 2017. The television series was preceded by a 2013 short from director Yoh Yoshinari and a Kickstarter-funded sequel.

Source: Press release

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