Published on March 27th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak
ANOTHER FISHERMAN’S TALE SHOWCASES AT FUTURE GAMES SHOW MIND-BENDING VR MECHANICS IN NEW GAMEPLAY TRAILER
Ahoy, sailor! Vertigo Games, the VR publishing and development arm of the PLAION Group as well as developer InnerspaceVR are happy to share a new gameplay trailer for Another Fisherman’s Tale, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed A Fisherman’s Tale, which will launch in Q2 of this year for the PS VR2, Meta Quest 2, and all PC VR platforms. The trailer was revealed at the Future Games Show and details the unique VR puzzle mechanics at the core of Another Fisherman’s Tale, demonstrating that this time your body is the ultimate puzzle to be solved!
Watch the trailer here!
This VR puzzle-adventure adds a new chapter to the story of Bob the Fisherman, weaving a magical and moving narrative about the meaning we create through building and rebuilding our authentic selves. Developed to maximize the capabilities of modern VR tech, Another Fisherman’s Tale introduces a set of all-new core mechanics: this time, the player’s own body is the primary puzzle to be solved, creating unconventional gameplay based on dismantling and rebuilding their in-game form.
In this 5-6 hour next-gen VR adventure, players take on the role of Nina the daughter of the original game’s protagonist as she discovers models, notes and photographs that document her father’s mysterious past, as well as her own childhood. Recollecting Bob’s grandiose stories of pirates, sunken ships, treasures and mystical locations, Nina begins re-enacting his adventures and dives head-first into an imaginative world of memory and fantasy. Will she be able to separate fact from fiction and uncover the hidden truth behind the fisherman’s tale?
Featuring a total reinvention of its predecessor’s mechanics, Another Fisherman’s Tale imagines a world where YOU are the puzzle:
- DETACH limbs and hands from your body and physically control them remotely. Throw Bob’s hand across a ravine and then make it crawl to retrieve an object, or send your head elsewhere for a different view of things.
- REPLACE any of your limbs with a variety of objects to unlock new skills. Pirate hook hands allow you to climb up walls, a crab’s claw can cut through a rope in a pinch, and a fish’s tail will improve your swimming ability.
- CONTROL your environment with your puppeteering hands, picking up distant objects, items and tools and interacting with each level’s unique layout.
Another Fisherman’s Tale is the sequel to A Fisherman’s Tale, winner of “Best VR Game of the Year” at AIXR 2019, “Best Interactive Content” and “Best Immersive Work” at the Munich Virtual Worlds 2019, “Best XR Experience for the Gaming Industry” at Virtuality 2019, “Best Interactive VR Project” at the Lumiere Awards 2019, as well as “Best Story & Storytelling” at Game Connection America 2019. Taking place across an assortment of magical worlds, Another Fisherman’s Tale promises a new captivating journey that asks what it means to build and rebuild ourselves through time and space.
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