Twilight Path has just been announced during this week of info dedicated to the PSVR. The elevator pitch is a fantasy puzzle adventure with inspirations from 80s and 90s movies, and the PlayStation Blog describes a world that is fresh and familiar to anyone who spent a crazy amount of time watching those movies.
The story takes place in the land of Twilight. It’s a home for lost souls between life and the afterlife. You learn that you are stuck in this limbo until you can escape. The only way to do that is to take a journey through this interesting world.
You won’t be alone on your trip. A quirky group will join you and offer you help. Barque is a ferryman in Twilight, and he can help transport you. He’s seen everything, but his memory isn’t what it used to be. Singe is fire spirit and Barque’s friend and helper. Nix is a faerie whose glow can light up the darkness and helps navigate.
On your quest to understand why you came to Twilight and how to leave, you’ll need to solve puzzles. The game uses the PS Move controllers to represent your in-game hands. You will gain a couple of abilities that allow you to manipulate objects and reveal secrets. The animation in the article shows you moving a giant bridge and restoring a path ahead of you. Another shows you manipulating a piece of a door. The just-released trailer shows a lot more of how you’ll navigate and interact with the world.
It’s not revolutionary, but Twilight Path looks very nice. If you combine it with a great story and the charm and imagination of the movies that inspired it, it could be a journey worth taking. We won’t have to wait long to know, since it’s releasing next month.