Rogan: The Thief in the Castle, is shaping up to be one of VR’s most visually-striking games. Don’t believe us? See for yourself in our E3 VR Showcase trailer. Oh, and we have the release date too.
The game’s due for release on July 5th, developer Smilegate confirmed to us this week. Pre-orders will be launching on June 20th. This latest look at the game packs nearly three minutes of gameplay and provides and overview of the story. The footage introduces us to Victoria, a loyal night that’s been framed for murder. She enlists the help of you, a thief, to clear her name in change for clearing your own charges. It’s a little exposition-heavy (to say the least) but it does showcase why we’re so intrigued by this one. Visually, Rogan looks a cut above a lot of other VR games.
Not only that but the stealth mechanics seem to be well-considered. You can take cover behind objects, steal keys from unsuspecting guards and clobber them over the head with weapons. In one clip the player creates a diversion by throwing a torch into a pile of hay.
On Steam the game supports both the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. No word on official Valve Index integration yet but this is definitely one we’ll want to see through that screen. We’ll also be interested to see how long the experience is.
Elsewhere, Smilegate is also working on a VR dating game called Focus On You. That’s coming to PSVR.