Halloween Week Kicks Off With ‘Don’t Knock Twice’, A VR Horror Game You Can Try Now

by Jamie Feltham • October 24th, 2016

Halloween is just under a week away and you can be sure that plenty of spooky news and releases are coming your way. Kicking off the week is Don’t Knock Twice, a new horror game for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR that you can try now.

Developed by UK-based indie studio, Wales Interactive, this is a first-person horror tie-in to the upcoming movie of the same name. In it, players will take on the role of a mother trying to save her daughter after becoming wrapped up in an urban tale about a demonic witch. You’ll explore a manor house, inspecting objects and searching for clues. Roomscale tracking is supported, as are motion controllers like the Vive’s wands. Check out the game’s first trailer below.

The film, meanwhile, stars Katee Sackhoff, an actor that’s already starred in her first VR game, appearing as Ran in EVE: Valkyrie. It was shot in Wales, which might give you an idea of how Wales Interactive came to partner on it. It’s not the developer’s first VR project; the team was one of the earliest to launch a full game with VR support when it released Infinity Runner on the Oculus Rift DK2 back in 2014.

Don’t Knock Twice isn’t due for release until Marth 28th next year, though a free demo is already available on Steam for both Rift and Vive owners. “We made this short demo in VR to show off some of the interactivity features we are working with as well as to try and create a creepy, atmospheric experience in just one single space,” the developer said at the demo’s launch. “The full game will take place in the same traditional manor with access to explore all depths of the environment. This is the very first time we have released a demo on Steam so we hope you all enjoy it!”

The demo should arrive on PS VR later this year. A non-VR version of the game will also be available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

It’s not the only VR horror game tie-in on the horizon; we’re still waiting on the launch of Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul, which also looks suitably terrifying.

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