Arcturus and DMG Entertainment announced that their VR experience of Brandon Sanderson’s The Stormlight Archive series, The Way of Kings: Escape the Shattered Plains, will release on HTC Vive-via Steam and Viveport on March 2 for $10.99.
The Way of Kings: Escape the Shattered Plains is a virtual reality experience for fans and newcomers to discover the world created in Brandon Sanderson’s novel The Way of Kings, the first in a series of novels. During the game, players will assume the role of Kaladin, a young man who he discovered that he can use magical powers. After being swept up by a powerful storm, Kaladin finds himself deep in a rocky terrain with a fairy-like character named Syl who helps him learn more about his abilities. Players will be able to use the power for “stormlight” to move boulders, defend against mystical beasts and escape to freedom.
“For the first time ever, audiences will be able to experience the thrills and see the magic of the fantasy universe Brandon Sanderson created before their very eyes,” said Ewan Johnson, Chief Creative Officer of Arcturus. We can’t wait for fans to get their first glimpse of a unique and truly immersive virtual reality experience.”
“I am beyond excited to finally be able to present this VR experience of The Way of Kings after many months of long, hard work from the teams at DMG and Arcturus,” said Brandon Sanderson. “It’s the first time my fans will be able to experience a thrilling adventure in Roshar and see what it’s like to be in the Shattered Plains.”
Additionally, the developer released a gameplay trailer giving a preview of the VR experience. Players will be able to see the realized world of Brandon Sanderson’s novels for the first time.
You can watch the trailer below: