Kowloon’s Gate is an adventure title that was released on the Playstation in Japan about 20 years ago by Sony Music Entertainment. Recently, a new “Kowloon’s Gate” VR title was recently crowdfunded (for the amount of 3 million yen in 15 hours) successfully by the public at CAMPFIRE, and thus this title is now confirmed for a PSVR release! This title is scheduled for release on May 2017 in Japan, which will marks the 20th anniversary of the original title. It will be developed by Jetman.
As of now, the funding amount is still increasing. As of this writing, the amount raised has reached 7,797,755 yen (which is almost 7.8 million yen), which is more than twice the target.
The original title is set in Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong. In that title, the demolished walled city has reemerged from the Yin realm back to the living realm of Yang. It was determined that the two parallel worlds has to be separated as soon as possible, or there will be severe consequences. The player play as a super Feng Shui Practitioner who was send to the walled city to awaken the four symbols to restore the order.
It is said that gamer will be able to enter places and rooms that was impossible in the original title.
The crowdfunding site can be accessed below. It will end on November 27, 23:59 (Japan time)
Some concept arts of the Kowloon’s Gate VR
tech demo for Kowloon Gate VR can be viewed here
Another video of the tech demo on Oculus View