Virtual reality (VR) studio Wolf & Wood is best known for its rather creepy titles, from escape room experience A Chair in a Room: Greenwater to the excellent horror series The Exorcist: Legion VR. It seems as though all those scares have had an effect on the team, announcing a far more visceral and destructive videogame, Hotel R’n’R.
Hotel R’n’R looks to be a homage to the classic days of rock and metal when hotels feared booking rooms to bands, knowing that they’d likely be completely trashed, sinks smashed, furniture in pieces and of course, TV’s thrown out of windows.
There’s a bit more to Hotel R’n’R, but essentially it’s all about smashing stuff up. In terms of plot there a thin veil of a story about you playing a failed musician who happens to make a deal with the devil. This deal sees you bestowed with musical talent, infamy and hard cash, and all you have to do is completely annihilate several hotel rooms around the world.
Due for release in June via Steam Early Access for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, Hotel R’n’R will offer you five unique hotels to explore in New Mexico, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Los Angeles and London. It doesn’t need to be some insane rampage either, as you’ll have time to plan your attack before raising suspicion. However, once things get rolling and the room trashing commences ensure the maid or hotel manager don’t manage to enter or it’s all over.
Once the fun commences you’ll be able to build up infamy and cash, in turn unlocking all sorts of interesting weapons, modifiers and performance enhancers to play with.
Alongside causing plenty of carnage rock’n’roll style, the devil has plenty of extra challenges to keep things interesting. And should you make it to Purgatory then there’s a selection of mini-games available based on the seven deadly sins. To top this all off, rockstars tend to be individual in their own right, so you can customise your character with items like tattoos. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for secrets, with safe codes and secret passageways to find.
There are still several months of development to go until Hotel R’n’R arrives, so keep reading VRFocus for further updates.
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Author: Peter Graham