After a half-year delay, Anamorphine is finally releasing very soon. In fact, you can get your hands (and headsets) on it in a matter of days.
The last we heard about Anamorphine, it was scheduled for a January release. Developer Artifact 5 couldn’t make it then, but they do have a firm date set this time. Anamorphine will launch on PC, PS4, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on July 31st. That’s this coming Tuesday!
You’ll notice a conspicuous absence of PSVR in the list of supported platforms. According to Artifact 5, the game is being worked on for PSVR, and it should launch there later this year.
Here’s what the game’s about:
Tyler, a young man in post-traumatic denial, revisits a succession of milestones that define his relationship with his wife Elena, who falls victim to an accident that robs her of her livelihood and emotional outlet. Tyler’s mental turmoil warps his past as he struggles to come to terms with his guilt and inability to help Elena when she quietly slips into depression.
The game is presented in first-person, with no dialogue or even an action button. Of course, there is no combat in the game either, so you can freely explore the surreal world of the game. (If you walked into this post expecting a game about bashing people with cellos, I’m sorry to disappoint).
Check out the new launch trailer below:
It’s worth noting that that the ‘flat’ and VR experiences of the game are included in the same package. The game starts in flat mode, but you can switch to VR mode after launching it. Therefore, regardless of where you get the game from, you can play it on your Rift or Vive.
For more surreal adventures that delve into psychology, check out Rainswept, which is currently on Indiegogo. And for something a little different, have a look at Kursk, a ‘documentary’ adventure based on a real-life submarine disaster.