Rather than create individual threads for these VR games that get covered on ANN and other main anime news outlets, I create this thread as a hub thread kind of like the visual novel trailers thread. Making a video game discussion threads takes a lot of time compared to anime and manga discussion threads.
Plot: In the game, players interact with the character Hikari Miyamoto through a number of conversations and situations. Players act as her summer tutor over a seven-day period.
The add-on pack, titled Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Second Feel, will add six outfits for Hikari and add situations where the players "feel they are actually touching the character in front of them." Specifically, the player and Hikari will be able to feed each other cake, and the player can help Hikari treat an insect bite.
Plot: In the game, protagonist Fuminori Sakisaka barely survives a car accident that claims the life of his parents. When he awakens in the hospital he finds himself unable to correctly process the sensory information around him and instead sees everything as pulsing gore and monsters.
Bandai Namco is doing a VR game, "Evangelion VR: The Tamashii no Za" (Evangelion VR: The Throne of Souls), for Shinjuku Center.
The project will be the first VR Eva-piloting experience. The VR machines will put players inside the Entry Plugs and cockpits of Evangelion units. In the experience, people will take on the role of a "temporary pilot" at NERV. Players will fight alongside two allies in Tokyo-3 to defeat Zeruel, the 10th angel. The cockpit machines will be able to move, vibrate, and ventilate to capture the experience of piloting an Eva unit. The VR experience will feature the Eva's familiar startup and launch sequence before moving into battle.
PlayStation (R) VR dedicated title "Summer Lesson: Allison Snow Seven Days Garden (Basic Game Pack)" is distributed on the PlayStation (R) Store on June 22, 2017. The price is 2,980 yen (tax included). Also, "Summer Lesson: Allison Snow Deluxe Edition" which includes basic game pack and four additional contents is also distributed simultaneously. The price is 8,320 yen (tax included).
"Summer Lesson: Alison Snow Seven Days Garden (Basic Game Pack)" Become a Japanese teacher of the student "Allison Snow" as a tutor and will spend seven days together. You can forget the busy everyday by spending a calm time with her who talks with kind words. It is a VR experience content with the theme of "healing" themed.
Back in 2002, Sega and Red Entertainment came together to release a Gungrave game for PlayStation 2, followed by the sequel Gungrave: Overdose in 2004. Now Blueside revealed that the game is set to make a comeback in the form of Gungrave VR, an Iggymob-developed title that optimizes the PS2 game for PlayStation VR and other VR platforms with improvements.
Gungrave VR takes the destruction, infinite shooting, and "Full-Break Action" of the original game and pops its third-person perspective in virtual reality. Members of the original team are on board for this one, including composer Tsuneo Imahori and illustrator Yasuhiro Nightow. They also plan to take the story beyond what was was presented in Overdose.
A PlayStation VR release is planned for Japan sometime this year, followed by other VR devices such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive at a later date.
This year's 44th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's previously announced One Piece Grand Cruise VR game for the PlayStation VR will launch in Japan in 2018.
In the VR project, players will join the Straw Hat crew as a pirate-in-training on a certain voyage on the Thousand Sunny. Players will be able to interact with the members of the Straw Hat crew and will fight against the Marines.
The game has a demo experience that started in July inside the Tokyo One Piece Tower theme park. The demo is ongoing and features eight-person co-op play.
In accordance with the rules, I will only link to the news article but not the kickstarter directly
Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume is getting a VR release
The 360-degree virtual-reality video will feature "Yumemi Hoshino's starry sky explanation" scene from the net anime. D & D Pictures, which produced a special planetarium project for the anime that debuted in March, is returning to produce the new anime video. The anime will utilize the latest 3D motion capture technology to create Yumemi's facial expressions and motions. ASMIK Ace began streaming a demo video for the anime last Thursday.
Oh wait, this one is AR game, Augmented Reality. Think of Pokemon Go
Developed for iOS smart phones by Gugenka, HoloModels is a program that uses 3DCG modeling and Apple's ARKit technology to allow uses to collect and pose augmented reality figures of popular anime characters. Users can arrange the models' poses and facial expressions, adjust the size and scale relative to the background, and take photos.
That's good to see VR games tailored towards women
The world of virtual reality is opening up all kinds of experiences. Fans can watch their favorite voice actors practice their lines, go on dates with anime characters, and test their mettle while balancing on beam many stories up.
Players can also find love with a beautiful bride or handsome groom. The Sega VR Akihabara arcade is bringing "Wedding VR" to the facility for a limited time only. The experience originally debuted at last year's Tokyo Game Show Japan event and was so popular, players had to wait 90 minutes to try it out.
The game stars three characters from Voltage Inc's dating apps. Characters include Yamato (voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa), Henry A. Spencer (voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto), and Masamune Date (voiced by Kaito Ishikawa). The characters previously appeared in Voltage's Chikai no Kisu wa Totsuzen ni Love Ring, Ōji-sama no Propose Eternal Kiss, and Tenka Tōitsu Koi no Ran Love Ballad games.
I didn't expect they bring a very old magical girl show. They put it in VR. Welcome back Creamy Mami, celebrating the 35th anniversary
Akemi Takada's Magical Angel Creamy Mami is entering the the third dimension for a special virtual reality experience and augmented reality application. Gugenka, the same company behind the Re:Zero VR app, transformed Mami with assistance from Takada to celebrate the character's 35th anniversary.
The character is debuting at the "Angelic Moment -Anniversary-" kick off event starting on June 28 as part of a virtual reality meet and greet. Fans can also watch a full-scale Mami transform in the virtual world while also catching a glimpse of the character Yū Morisawa.
Angelic Moment -Anniversary- will be held at a designated area on the second floor of the Tokyu Department Store in Kichioji until July 4. The VR experience is free but time is limited. A reservation lottery will be held for visitors who want to try it out.
The Japanese PlayStation Blog has revealed a new Everybody’s Golf game. Clap Hanz and Japan Studio are working on Everybody’s Golf VR. It is a PlayStation VR game for one person that should arrive in 2019.
In Everybody’s Golf VR, players will head out on the course and play golf. It will be PlayStation Move compatible. Only one golf course and caddy have been revealed so far. The course is one with sand traps, a water hazard around the hold, and cherry blossom trees. It appears the caddy who will help on the course is named Rico.
VR games are more popular in Japan than the west, I believe.
When Maybe's Tales of Wedding Rings manga jumped from black and white pages to virtual reality, it opened a whole new world of possibilities for readers. Tales of Wedding Rings is a fantasy romantic comedy starring Satou, a guy whose magical powers increase as he continues to collect more and more brides.
Where Tales of Wedding Rings is teasing in its content, World’s End Harem isn't hiding its goal to titillate. Creators Link and Kotaro Shono's story of a cryogenically frozen scientist enlisted to help repopulate Earth with a group of buxom women is heading into the virtual world courtesy of DMM Games in March.
The first five-minute chapter will star character Akira Todo voiced by Marie Miyake (Silver Spoon, Penguindrum) and is slated for release on March 4. The second chapter will star Shizuka Itou (A Certain Magical Index, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma) as Mira Suou and the third episode will star Itou and Yuu Asakawa (Fate/stay night, Ikki Tousen) as Mira and Akane Ryuzoji. The third episode will also include appearances by characters Maria Kuroda and Rea Katagiri.
The individual chapters use gravure idols Miho Abe, Arisa Yamamoto, Momoka Yotsuba, Minami Sawa, and Mitsuki Itō as its motion actors.
Chapters two and three are slated for release this month followed by a bundled release of all the chapters also slated for March. The chapters will cost 1,400 yen (US$12.50) each for the high quality version.
DMM Pictures' booth will have a special room at the AnimeJapan convention to try out the World’s End Harem VR Mira Suou experience. Minami Sawa will be at the booth in cosplay during the event. Sawa and Abe will host the VR game's stage event at AnimeJapan.
More release plans have been revealed for Spice and Wolf VR, including the addition of a new platform. On top of a PS4 (with PSVR support) and Oculus Quest launch this summer, the VR experience is coming to Nintendo Switch, where it will let players get in on the virtual reality aspects with the help of Nintendo Labo's Toy-Con VR Goggles.
Some of the features of the Interactive Mode—which lets players interact with items and pet Holo's head and tail—will apparently be limited on Oculus Go, Switch, and non-VR PC, but hopefully most of the content will be intact.
If you're not keen on waiting any longer, the Oculus Rift, Go, and HTC Vive versions launch on June 3.
Little Witch Academia has a VR game and demo at Anime Expo 2019
Little Witch Academia fans can look forward to another game in the near future, and this time it takes everyone's favorite witches into the virtual reality realm. Univrs revealed plans for Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing, which is currently set for a spring 2020 launch on unconfirmed VR platforms.
VR Broom Racing is exactly what it sounds like. Players will be able to fly around on brooms alongside Little Witch Academia characters, but you should't have to worry about motion sickness in the process. Univrs has its own motion sickness prevention technique in place to restrict player movement and reduce issues, so hopefully that works well for those who can't handle VR as much as others.
A crowdfunding campaign is on the way on July 3 via Campfire and Kickstarter, with both running for 45 days. If you can't wait to play, a prototype will be available at Anime Expo 2019, and you can visit the official website and see the teaser trailer below.
The official website for Space Channel 5 VR Kinda Funky News Flash!, Grounding's new game based on Sega's Space Channel 5 game, began streaming a new trailer for the game on Monday. The trailer reveals the game's February 25 release date in the Americas, and February 26 release date in Japan, Europe, and Oceania. The release date is for PlayStation VR. The site did not reveal the release date for HTC Vive, SteamVR, and Oculus Quest.