Japanese developer UNIVRS announced that it will bring its VR broom racing title Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing to the Oculus Rift, Steam VR, and PlayStation VR on 15 July 2021.
The title released on Oculus Quest last year and UNIVRS has shared the following information about the title:
Join Little Witch Academia leading ladies Akko, Lotte, and Sucy, each voiced in both English and Japanese by their voice actors from the anime, as a new student at Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy. Learn to race on a customizable magic broom and purify ghostly spirits on the campus grounds across a dozen levels, featuring improved visuals compared to the Oculus Quest 2 launch title.
After experiencing the magic of the single-player campaign, engage in extracurricular activities in the multiplayer mode, complete with cross-platform support between Oculus Store, PlayStation VR, and SteamVR versions. Seek some extra credit in Hard Mode, where rival witches and restless spirits will deliver a new challenge to experienced spellcasters. All of this takes place in one of the smoothest virtual reality experiences available, thanks to UNIVRS’ patent-pending motion reduction technology.
The Little Witch Academia anime started with a popular short film, which led to a Kickstarter that raised more than $625,000 to fund a second film. Supporters of these magical witches continued to share the love even after the 25-episode Netflix series: Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing raised more than $165,000 in total between another Kickstarter campaign and popular Japanese crowdfunding site Campfire.
The team bringing Studio TRIGGER’s beloved series to VR includes several anime veterans, such as Junichi Yamamoto, the director of the opening and ending scenes of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and storyboard artist on Batman Ninja. In addition to the original voice cast, TV series songwriter / composer Yuiko Ohara and singer YURiKA reunite to collaborate on a new theme song, ‘Dream Flight,’ exclusive to Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing.
Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing will be hitting Oculus Rift, Steam VR, and PlayStation VR on 15 July 2021 for $39.99 on PSVR and $29.99 for Rift and Steam VR.