It's been announced that massively-popular video game and VR experience Superhot is getting a new spin-off title based in Japan from Japanese game studio GameTomo. Tentatively titled Superhot JP, the game brings the action of Superhot to a whole new locale as players are tasked with fighting their way through castles, hot springs, karaoke bars, and even bullet trains. It's not a prequel nor a sequel, but rather, it's set to be an alternative story to the original which is being made with guidance from the original series creators.There's a lot to be excited about here, but there are also a few things that we're hoping change before release; namely, the absence of VR support. Easily one of the coolest titles on VR, it'd be a massive shame if we didn't see Superhot JP make the jump to the platform, especially with it currently being exclusive to both PlayStation 4 and PC, two machines that have VR support. Additionally, the title is set to be released in Japan first, and then "possibly" releasing internationally.
The game is described below:
While there has currently not been a release date announced for the title, we're hoping we don't have to wait too long to get our hands on this one. With the inclusion of new locales and weapons stemming from Japan's history, I'm hoping this will make for a totally worthwhile addition to the Superhot universe. There has currently not been a price point announced for the title, though GameTomo has shared that " It will be standalone but priced very reasonably."
The iconic red guy is coming to Japan!
With the innovative time-moves-only-when-you-move fps game play, SuperHot JP (not the real title) is a new game set in the SUPERHOT universe. While maintaining the same intoxicating rhythm of slow motion combat, this new SUPERHOT presents a brand new adventure with a distinctive Japanese flavor.
Dodge bullets, while bathing in a hot spring.
Battle the red guys in a variety of new Japan-inspired environments, from hot springs to samurai castles, from seedy Tokyo alleyways to karaoke bars and bullet trains.
Escape the "real world" and into the mysterious reality of the new Budd-OS.
One step at a time
Further information can be found via the official website.