[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
After a surprise reveal earlier this year, much-hyped game Wanderer and the team behind it, collaborating studios M Theory and Oddboy, have been a bit quiet over the last few months regarding the game’s upcoming release.
The virtual reality time travel adventure game, originally pegged for release in Q3 of 2021, has experienced some setbacks and the release is now delayed to later in the year.
“The last year has been a pretty tricky one. Navigating Covid-19 and its effects while maintaining a healthy and productive environment and developing a unique game for VR has meant we’re running a bit behind on our schedule,” says their official announcement.
Knowing this news may come as a blow to their growing fanbase they’ve cushioned it with the release of exciting in-game footage that showcases an extended play-by-play on one of its key characters – Samuel the Watch.
The Watch is the companion to the game’s lead character, Asher Neumann, and is integral to your journey through the adventure and in solving any puzzles you encounter. Part One of two video reveals takes a deep dive into the features of the watch and shows just how vital its role is in solving Wanderer’s time travel mysteries.
There’s more good news to counter the bad. M Theory and Oddboy have also teamed up with publisher Perp Games to bring a Wanderer PlayStation VR physical edition to retail. The physical version will include the game and an exclusive digital version of the amazingly detailed artbook.
“It’s been awesome to get this partnership with Perp off the ground. It extends our audience and is a great keepsake for fans - perhaps even one of the last first gen PSVR games available as a physical edition. The team at Perp have been wonderful to work with and we can’t wait to get our hands on the final box!” says Sam Ramlu, Executive Producer at Wanderer.
“Probably the best looking PSVR game we have had the privilege to play, Wanderer is an incredibly detailed and extremely well-thought-out puzzle adventure game. It’s a pleasure to be publishing the physical retail edition,” said Rob Edwards, Managing Director at Perp Games. “For anyone who’s ever wanted to ‘be there’: on stage at Woodstock, part of the moon landings, or with Nikola Tesla in the early 20th century, Wanderer is a must-have game for history and adventure game buffs alike.”
While we’re still waiting with great anticipation of the actual launch date, Wanderer mentions that news is, thankfully, not far away. In the meantime, we can enjoy some one-on-one time with Samuel, the unusual yet irreverent, multi-talented and oftentimes cheeky, watch.
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLzKxSJgJ0w
About Perp Games
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Travel back through history to prevent the collapse of civilization. Wanderer is a new, exclusively VR, time travel adventure game that takes you back through history to reshape humanity’s fortune.
Experiment alongside frenzied inventors, play to an endless crowd of hippies, defend ancient civilizations from invasion, decode covert messages in the midst of war and uncover the secrets of the space race - will you follow what you know to be true or are there forces at play beyond your control?
Find out more: www.wanderervr.com
About M Theory and Oddboy
Wanderer is a joint venture between New Zealand-based studios M Theory and Oddboy and is their first VR title release. They’ve come together to create a feisty game studio with a tight knit team that’s hell-bent on venturing into the dark lands of VR development to forge a path for a new style of adventure game. One that’s built from the ground up for VR and that prioritizes immersive virtual play and storytelling.