The Gallery Episode 2 Gets September Release Window

by Jamie Feltham • June 16th, 2017

The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed was one of the best launch titles on the HTC Vive last year, and since its launch we’ve eagerly been awaiting the next installment. Thankfully, the wait is almost over.

Developer Cloudhead Games yesterday confirmed that The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone will release this September. We’ve already started to see glimpses of the game over the past few months. It might have taken a year and a half, but Cloudhead promises that this will be “a much larger experience” than the first episode, both in terms of overall playtime and scope of the game. In fact, it’s larger than the developer itself had originally anticipated.

That’s exciting news given that we were especially fond of the first episode, and it left us with plenty of questions. “With The Gallery, Cloudhead uses simple, old-fashioned, awe-inducing beauty and immersion that hooks you instead of any cheap tricks or gimmicks and I’m absolutely dying to dive back in,” Games Editor David Jagneaux said in his review.

If you’re yet to play the game then good news; Cloudhead is teasing a heavy reduction in the upcoming Steam Summer sale. The developer is also preparing to give away codes of its latest game. All you have to do is comment on its Steam post, detailing your favorite bit of Call of the Starseed.

You can expect to see Heart of the Emberstone launch on both the Oculus Rift and Vive. PlayStation VR (PSVR) versions of both episodes are also expected later down the line.

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  • NooYawker

    YES!!!!!! Been waiting for this.

  • adrian meyer

    Definitely. The first one was the first real game I played in VR and I was amazed.

  • John Collins

    To this day I think this is the best inventory system in VR. Love reaching over my shoulder and looking through everything in my back and grabbing the item needed. Really adds to the immersion when you are not presented with a 2D inventory system or just pushing a button and the menu appears. Can’t come soon enough. Hopefully Lone Echo will release on time and eat up some of that time until September.