Some of the footage here is the same as the reveal trailer. However it’s the new stuff that’s got us excited. There are some fresh combat clips and new environments on display. There’s a good look at some of the game’s crafting mechanics, including mining and more. We’re also intrigued by the new action, which has players deflecting firey orbs with their sword.
Most importantly, though, there’s a pet dog. Forgive me if I’m wrong, but it seems like you can issue the dog commands using your voice. If that’s the case, let me be the first to say: d’aaaw.
“In development we spent a lot of time creating densely filled worlds with tons interactions along your quest,” the developer wrote on Reddit. “On your journey throughout the realms you will find things to do like playing fetch with the castle dog, feeding carrots to your horse’s, cooking steaks by the campfire, smelting iron ingots in the furnace, rowing a boat to access new map areas, using a hammer on the anvil to fix your sword, or physically spinning the grinding wheel to sharpen it and much more. ”
We can’t wait to sink our teeth into Shadow Legend and find out just how deep the rabbit hole goes. While Skyrim has scratched the surface of what we want from a VR RPG, we now want a truly native experience. If Shadow Legend can offer multiple hours of questing complete with visceral melee combat and other RPG staples, it’ll be a hit for sure. Developer VitruviusVR hasn’t yet mentioned just how long the game will last.
Shadow Legend is aiming to launch on Rift and Vive in February. VirtuviusVR is looking to get a PSVR port out in May, too.