A new trailer in this year’s Upload VR Showcase revealed that ROTU Entertainment’s upcoming VR puzzler Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia will release in Q3 for Quest, PC VR and PSVR, with a portion of the proceeds supporting wildlife conservation.
Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia has been a long time coming — it was first announced in early 2019 for a 2020 release and was delayed several times, most recently to Q2 2021. The latest trailer seems to confirm another slight delay, as Ionia will now release in Q3 instead of this quarter.
The game is a puzzle VR game (the first of seven proposed games in the Rhythm of the Universe series) that focuses on environmental preservation and the power of music theory, which will factor into several of the puzzles. The latest trailer in today’s showcase explained how developers ROTU Entertainment are putting their money where their mouth is — a fraction of the game’s proceeds will go to the non-profit conservation organization Wildlife Warriors, established by the late Steve Irwin.
Here’s a prepared statement from ROTU explaining more:
“Five percent of proceeds from sales of IONIA will benefit environmental non-profit Wildlife Warriors. Established in 2002 by Steve and Terri Irwin, Wildlife Warriors continues Steve ‘The Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin’s legacy of protecting injured, threatened or endangered wildlife. Today’s new trailer features the Irwin family in support of ROTU Entertainment’s goal of raising awareness of environmental issues.”
Rhythm of the Universe: Ionia is set to launch later this year in Q3 simultaneously for Oculus Quest, PSVR and PC VR. You can wishlist the game on Steam here.