Déraciné News

From Software's charming PSVR adventure Déraciné gets a November release date

From Software's lovely looking, exploration-based VR adventure Déraciné is coming to PlayStation VR on November 6th, and there's a brand-new trailer to celebrate.

Déraciné (which apparently means 'a person uprooted from their natural environment') is a collaboration between From Software and Sony's Japan Studio, and is being directed by Dark Souls and Bloodborne creator Hidetaka Miyazaki. It's described as a "classic adventure game brought to life by VR technology" in which players can "explore a quiet world brimming with mysteries and recall the joy of discovery."

That world is an old, secluded boarding school - still home to six young students and their ageing headmaster - that slowly reveals its secrets as players, in the guise of an unseen faerie, roam its dusty rooms and halls. Careful exploration gradually uncovers clues and fragments which will eventually connect to form a much larger story - a narrative approach that's very much a Miyazaki favourite. "The core of this experience," explains Sony, "is found in the small epiphanies - the moments when the dots connect and you learn something new".

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From is making a mysterious PSVR exclusive called Déraciné

From Software is making a game exclusively for PlayStation VR which was revealed in a trailer that screened after the end of Sony's E3 showcase. Because Sony aren't doing anything by the book this year, it seems.

The game is called Déraciné, whis is the French word for 'uprooted'. It has no release date. The trailer shows a large stately house with a clock tower, shot in scratchy sepia and largely empty but for a couple of unhappy-looking characters. There is some enigmatic voiceover dialogue. At the end, a dead flower is brought back to life by some magic sparkles and colour starts to seep into the scene.

What does it all mean? Who knows, but this is From's third E3 reveal in two days after Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and the Metal Wolf Chaos remaster. If it gets any more prolific, it'll be the new Platinum Games.

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