Developer UNIVRS has announced that Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing will launch on the Oculus Quest on October 13. The game will then come to Oculus Rift, Steam VR, and PlayStation VR in early 2021.
The game will be available at the price of $29.99. You can watch the release date reveal trailer below and read more about it.
Enroll as a guest student at the famous Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy, then ride a broom and soar through the skies across more than 10 tracks. Partner with fan-favorite Little Witch Academia characters such as Akko, Lotte, and Sucy, voiced in both English and Japanese by the anime’s voice actors. Race through the skies in first person perspective with UNIVRS, Inc.’s patent-pending motion sickness reduction technology.
Unfold a new story and dive into the Little Witch Academia universe in immersive virtual reality. Pair up with fellow students while purifying ghosts, and customizing brooms. Join real-world friends in online multiplayer modes and take in the splendor of the Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy.
This adaptation of Studio Trigger’s hit anime series features veterans of anime and gaming such as director Junichi Yamamoto, whose past positions include opening and ending movie director on The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and storyboard artist of Batman Ninja, and sound supervisor Yukio Nagasaki (Love Live!, Arc the Lad). Along with the returning voice cast, TV series songwriter / composer Yuiko Ohara and singer YURiKA return with a new theme song “Dream Flight,” exclusive to this game.
Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing sees the fulfillment of a pair of successful 2019 crowdfunding campaigns, with more than $165,000 raised in total between Kickstarter, and popular Japanese crowdfunding site Campfire. The Little Witch Academia series has always been driven by fan support, with a short film raising $625,518 from 7,938 backers, and its success leading to a 25-episode Netflix series.