Gameplay Revealed: From Jumpscare to Heart-Staking Action
In the gaming realm, VR horror is leveling up, and Schell Games is gearing up to drop some serious scares. Today, they peeled back the curtain on their debut VR horror game, Silent Slayer: Vault of the Vampire. Slated for release in 2024 on Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, and Meta Quest 3 VR headsets, the title promises to be a stake-raising journey into a vampire-infested underworld. Gamers eager to wield their wooden stakes can wishlist this bad boy on the Meta Quest Store.
What to Expect: Dismantle Coffins, Vanquish Vampires
The game thrusts players into an eerie quest to end an ancient vampire clan once and for all. Your mission, if you dare accept, is to silently wreck the defenses of the bloodsuckers’ coffins using a variety of tools. Once you’ve done that, it’s stake time! But remember, one wrong move and you’ll find yourself on the wrong side of fang city, losing life force faster than you can say “Dracula.”
Developer Insights: The Mind Behind the Scares
Jesse Schell, the big boss at Schell Games, shares that Silent Slayer isn’t their first rodeo in the suspenseful VR scene. Building on their past success with titles like I Expect You To Die and Among Us VR, the team explored how to turn up the horror dial. After putting together a prototype focused on stealth coffin-cracking, they were so spooked out, they knew they had gold. The game aims to push the boundaries of what VR can achieve in the horror genre, packing in more jumpscares than you can waggle a stake at.
Navigate or Nosedive: Challenges Await
- Vicious Vampires: Make a wrong move, and you’ll have a court of undead aristocrats ready to get up close and personal.
- Diabolical Defenses: Watch out for booby traps that demand a steady hand to disarm.
- Tactical Tools: You’ll get to use a range of tools, but remember, a stake through the heart is the real game-changer.
- Creepy Crawlies: Keep your cool, or you might get distracted by things that go bump in the night.
Immersive Experience: Horror Like Never Before
What sets this game apart is its focus on creeping tension that’s always building. Each move you make ratchets up the suspense, keeping players on the edge of their seats. And for those who make it to the end, a dark fate awaits. You may conquer the vampires, but can you escape with your soul intact?
Platforms: Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, and Meta Quest 3