Spicy Tails’ crowdfunded VR title, Spice and Wolf VR, has officially launched on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift for PC. The game is also scheduled to launch this summer for the Nintendo Switch Labo Toy-Con VR kit as well as for the PlayStation VR on the PS4.
The short VR game sees players take on the role of a traveling merchant named Kraft Lawrence who encounters a young woman named Holo. The two take shelter in an old abandoned shack during a torrential downpour, which is where the two connect and players are able to interact with Holo in a number of different ways.
One of the most talked about features in the game is the ability to pat Holo on the head, which has garnered quite a lot of feedback from gamers, as evident with the tweet from SpiceandWolf20, which demonstrates the head-patting and tail-rubbing feature in the game.
— わっち@6/9事務茶屋杯 (@SpiceAndWolf20) June 3, 2019
Unfortunately the “Interactive Mode”, referred to in the press release as the “Contact Mode”, will have limited functionality on the non-VR versions of the game, as well as the Oculus Go version of the game. According to the press release it stated…
“One portion of the Contact Mode for PC (non-VR versions), Oculus Go, and Nintendo Switch contains limited functionality”
There have been some misinterpretations of what was mentioned in the press release, leading some people to believe that the “Interactive Mode” was limited only to the PC, Oculus, and Switch versions and not the PSVR version of the game, but that actually isn’t the case.
The press release was indicating that the non-VR versions wouldn’t retain the same level of interactivity as the VR versions, and that some of the “Interactive Mode” functionality would be limited. They don’t really explain much beyond that and since the game won’t be out until later this summer for Switch and PS4, we won’t know exactly what kind of limitations they’re talking about until it’s out.
For now, the game is available over on the Steam store for $24.99. During the first week of release the game is being discounted by 10% off the normal price.
(Thanks for the news tip Red and Narmy)