Project Lux is an upcoming multi-end type animation Japanese VR title from Spicy Tails, a doujin game production circle, and is created with involvement from Mr. Isuna Hasekura, the original author of the light novel work “Spice & Wolf” series.
This Japanese VR title was announced way back in Oct 2016, and was stated to be releasing on multiple platforms (Steam, Oculus Home and Playstation) back then with a vague release date of Early 2017. Today, the publisher (Sekai Project) put up a Steam Page, which confirmed a bunch of details about this title.
First thing first, this title will be releasing as Early Access on 31st March 2017, and is Japanese voiced, with subtitles for Japanese, Chinese and English. The Steam version will only support the HTC Vive (that doesn’t necessary means Oculus Rift won’t get it of course). Here’s the official game description:
The crime… is murder.
Our story takes place in a court trial, set in a futuristic world where most humans have cyberbrains. The defendant on trial is an agent who coordinates with artists to create the data for cyberbrains to interact with people’s emotions. The victim is a girl artist named Lux. The jury has to investigate what really happened by reliving the memory data of the defendant.
From the creative mind behind the WORLD END ECONOMiCA series, this title is Spicy Tail’s new adventure adopting HMD in a VR space. Project LUX is a “story-oriented” work for VR, in contrast to recent VR works, which can described as “experience-oriented.” Born from an idea upon reading Dr. Naotaka Fujii’s book, “Kakuchō Suru Nō” (Expanding Brain) in 2014, Project LUX is a VR animated story that puts you in the perspective of the agent as he interacts with Lux. What will be revealed from reliving the agent’s memory data of what transpired…?
Project Lux features five “episodes” that bring this VR adventure to life, featuring the voice talents of Aimi Tanaka as Lux and Teruaki Ogawa as the agent. Lux is brought to life with the beautiful character designs of illustrator Luna Tsukigami and the motion capture performed by Aimi Tanaka herself.
Project Lux Staff
Developer: Spicy Tails
Project/Scenario: Isuna Hasekura
Character Design: Luna Tsukigami
3D Modeling: Keisuke Sakakibara
Concept Illustrations: You-Shimizu
Theme Song Composer: n-buna
Now check out the screenshots on the Steam Page.
After it launched, the title is expected to stay in Early Access for the next 3 to 6 months. The title is scheduled for not only the HTC Vive headset, but also the Oculus Rift and Playstation VR as well (Playstation VR version will be releasing at a later date compared to the Vive version).
Lastly, check out the trailer below (Subtitled and non-subtitled)