Korean developer ROI Games reveals the fearsome-looking White Day, a horror title that will bring up close and personal scares to PlayStation VR users.
Halloween may have come and gone, but video game fans after some new chills still have plenty of horror titles to look forward to. Now, there's another scary game for horror fanatics to keep a close eye on. It comes in the form of White Day, a game from developer ROI Games that looks set to bring a spooky adventure to the PlayStation VR.
The game was revealed during a Sony Computer Entertainment media event taking place in South Korea, with the local developer unleashing a tense trailer. White Day looks to be a remake of cult horror smash White Day: A Labyrinth Named School. The 2001 title thrust players into the midst of a haunted high school, with the main character looking to escape from the dangers that lurked within.
White Day follows in the footsteps of another horror game that has been announced for Sony's fledgling PlayStation VR. Last month, Beast Media Group revealed that the upcoming Paranormal Activity virtual reality game would be released for PlayStation VR when it launches in 2016. Not only that, but the game was also made available as a playable demo in selected theaters across the United States to help promote the franchise's latest cinematic release.
Those wishing to buy PlayStation VR have also had several other games confirmed - although so far the device's library is a little thin on the ground. Tekken 7 was confirmed to have PlayStation VR support and exclusive content, joining the previously announced PlayStation VR version of Dead of Alive Xtreme 3. Meanwhile, last week saw Crytek reveal that dinosaur-focused exploration title Robinson: The Journey will also be making its way to Sony's virtual reality device.
Survival horror is one of the genres of gaming that many would expect to make best use of the upcoming virtual reality headsets. Alien: Isolation proved to be a smash hit with those using the game with unofficial Oculus Rift support, and the title is scheduled to be coming to Valve's Vive. Given the potential for close quarters scares with such VR headsets, it's no wonder to see developers turning towards the new technology.
Horror games have seen a resurgence in the market of late, with big-budget titles such as Until Dawn proving to be both critically and commercially viable. Meanwhile, the independent developer scene has turned to horror to deliver low budget but high quality chills. Here's hoping that White Day can deliver on its promise and add its name to the list of worthwhile modern horror titles.