Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat! Is An Oculus VR Rhythm Game Coming This October For All VTuber Fans
Rhythm VR game Kizuna AI - Touch the Beat, featuring the titular VTuber, will be launching on October 13, 2020 on the Oculus Store.
Kizuna AI Inc announced on September 14 that Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat, the rhythm VR game featuring the popular VTuber, will be launching on October 13, 2020. Coming to Oculus Store, Kizuna AI Inc describes the game as an experience where you can “connect” with the virtual idol.
As you already know, Kizuna Ai started in 2016, triggering the VTuber (Virtual YouTuber) boom. Every Japanese company or game studio nowadays has their own VTuber for promotion, and there are multiple companies who started specializing in VTubers. While VTubers are mainly popular in Japan, China, and Asia, some of these companies, such as Hololive, are also launching English audience focused VTubers.
— Kizuna AI@09/23「愛と花」 (@aichan_nel) September 1, 2020
Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat will be the very first VR rhythm game featuring Kizuna Ai. It’s developed by Kizuna AI inc and Gemdrops. Kizuna Ai started singing in 2018, two years after her debut. As such, it was only a matter of time until she’d get her own VR game like this. Additional details like the song list should be coming at a later date on Kizuna Ai’s official site. It’s likely all her popular songs will be included such as Hello, Morning.
Kizuna Ai was officially revealed in April 2020 to be voiced by Nozomi Kasuga. This is when Kizuna Ai Co., Ltd. was established following the report of huge debt suffered by original Kizuna Ai managing company Activ8.
Recently, Kizuna Ai also made an appearance in Neptunia Virtual Stars, coming in 2021 on PS4 in the west but already available in Japan since August 6. Kizuna Ai is a playable character obtainable through paid DLC.