The upcoming VR experience will be episodic.
July 22, 2019 by Peter Graham
Yesterday was the final day of the San-Diego Comic-Con 2019. As part of the event, Fun Train, the publisher behind virtual reality (AR) horror The Exorcist: Legion VR announced a new immersive title coming later this year, Tarzan VR.
Currently being developed by Stonepunk Studios, Tarzan VR will be an episodic adventure based on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs novel Tarzan of the Apes, first published in 1912. The single-player videogame will feature a mix of exploration, combat, athletics and creature interaction, with the series designed as multiple serialized comic-style issues to conquer.
Just like the many version of Tarzan since that first book, players will be able to swing, swim, climb and fight in a variety of environments (not just the jungle), with five open-world locations available. They’ll also have access to Tarzan’s special “jungle skills” such as Call of the Wild, Earth Vision and Fish Eye.
“Who hasn’t wanted to swing like Tarzan at some point in their life?” said Douglas Nabors, Fun Train CEO in a statement. “Stonepunk Studios is crafting an imaginative world that demonstrates a faithful but unique vision for the Tarzan franchise. We can’t wait for people to experience it.”
“We are especially pleased to partner with Fun Train and Stonepunk Studios to develop our first TARZAN virtual reality game” said Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. “Using this new technology, we believe we have entrusted the best team to develop an exciting game that reimagines Tarzan for a whole new generation.”
Fun Train plans on releasing the first episode in late 2019, supporting PlayStationVR, Valve Index, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift/ Rift S headsets. Stonepunk Studios has developed two VR titles previously, back in 2016 there was RollerGirls from Beyond and most recently and still in Early Access, Primordian, another single-player adventure.