UploadVR’s Jamie Feltham took flight with the news that Little Witch Academia: VR Broom Racing from UNIVRS is set to swoop onto Oculus Quests everywhere in October 2020 before PSVR and PC VR versions coming early 2021.
Speaking on the brand-new trailer, Jamie noted accessibility considerations to make the sky-faring virtual reality experience more welcoming, alongside the game’s faithful adaptation of the source material:
It debuts the flight-based gameplay, in which players zoom through rings, collecting power-ups and attempting to master each of the 10+ tracks. UNIVRS says its implemented its own motion sickness reduction tech into the game, so we’ll be interested to see how that integrates.
Perhaps more excitingly, though, VR Broom Racing seems to be pretty faithful to the Little Witch Academia anime. The series’ usual voice actors return both in Japanese and English. You’ll enroll as a guest student at the Luna Nova Witchcraft Academy and interact with them between races. Plus there will be online multiplayer modes for you to take on other students, too.
TV series songwriter/composer Yuiko Ohara and singer YURiKA are also back with a new theme song, Dream Flight.