The Skyrim-like is a Dark Fantasy Tale With a VR Option
Today during the Escapist Indie Showcase, HELM Systems showed off a trailer for The Soulkeeper: Chronicles, a VR-enabled dark-fantasy RPG.
Styled similar to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the game takes place in a Nordic setting, filled with castles and densely forested areas. There are also, importantly, dragons. You can fly atop these dragons, including in a first-person view. Thus, you can fly a dragon in the first-person while in VR, which should at least be somewhat exciting. Whatever your preference on perspective, you can choose a mode that suits you. You can experience all of The SoulKeeper: Chronicles' world world via VR or without, and can choose first or third-person as well. The gameplay trailer shows that the first-person mode will have the floating hand design common in VR titles.
The gameplay is action-oriented. Weapons include standard fantasy fare, like swords and bows, as well as the expected magical spells. In addition to the aforementioned dragons, other transports include horseback riding and boats - perhaps a bit less exciting. You can play as three characters across three different single-player campaigns, so you'll have a chance to experience each combat style. There is a warrior monk, a ranger, and a raider.
The Soulkeeper: Chronicles has been in Early Access on Steam since 2017. You can still jump into that now if you want. No release date has been announced, and HELM has not revealed final details on compatible VR sets yet. Originally this was titled The Soulkeeper VR but was later re-titled to reflect the optional VR. Players who had purchased early access to the game prior to January 10 could upgrade for free.
Check out the trailer below:
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