Part 3 of the Kensho Trilogy : SHADOW, follows the beginnings in the transformation of a fallen Samurai warrior in his quest for ultimate redemption.
Tenebris Lab released a teaser demo for their virtual reality ninja warrior title: SHADOW, Part 3 in a reverse trilogy, at the annual Electronics & Gaming Expo (EGE) hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa, 28-30th July 2017.
Over the course of the weekend, two hundred and fifty two visitors played the demo for SHADOW, which signifies the essence of the Samurai ‘spirit’, the beginnings in the story of a fallen warrior through his process of transformation in spirit, mind, and body.
Visitors were set up with HTC Vive headsets where they were put through a short tutorial level to learn the Vive controls, then, with a hit of their gong, the race starts.
Modelled on majestic Japanese scenery, ninjas free run and jump through an obstacle course, using their kantana sword and bows, cutting through bamboo and hitting an archery target to release a hidden draw bridge. Players are led through a bamboo forest, and a series of water bridges before they meet with their rival at the finish line.
Players came out of the experience on a high, most of them getting to try VR for the first time. Lots of visitors were forthcoming with feedback, saying that they found the mechanics of their ninja weapons, and navigating through the course a ‘wow’ factor in their experience of the game. We’ve also had lots of suggestions to add a combat scene and nunchucks.
“This was our first time releasing SHADOW and it was great to see everyone’s reaction, it was definitely a success. We are excited to push on with development for the full release, and we are hard at work brainstorming for levels 2 and 3 (Part 2 and Part 1).” comments Gerard Slee, Director at Tenebris Lab.
In the meantime we have a desktop or VR flythrough of the SHADOW demo course, for people who want to see what it’s all about.
Check out our interview with VS Gaming World, who visited our stand and had a go at playing SHADOW:
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