Spice & Wolf VR Anime Gets Sequel With New Silver-Tailed Character Teased
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game developer Spicy Tails announced on Thursday that it is developing a sequel to the virtual reality anime based on Isuna Hasekura's Spice & Wolf novels. It will announce other details about the project at a later date, although it already previewed some designs and teased a new character with "a bushy silver tail."
It also announced that the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation VR versions of the first VR anime will be available on September 5. The anime is also planned for release for Oculus Quest, but due to Oculus' "huge application process," that release will be delayed from its summer release date.
The first VR anime debuted on June 3 for Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE, and Oculus Go Edition. The anime is also viewable on PC without a VR headset, and has English subtitles.
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 via Steam in February 2018. Sekai Project announced last December that Limited Run Games would release a physical edition.
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