Immersive entertainment studio, Maze Theory, is pleased to announce an exciting new trailer for the immersive narrative VR game, Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom.
The ‘Mixed Reality’ trailer showcases how players will be transported into the world of Peaky Blinders the moment they wear their VR headset for the game’s debut on March 9th, 2023. With glimpses of iconic locations like Garrison Lane, the trailer not only highlights the game’s immersive experience but also the groundbreaking technology utilised by modern virtual reality. The blur between reality and virtual reality might be getting smaller. You can check out the trailer here.
“It’s hard to convey to those currently without a VR headset just how much the experience in a game like Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom’s differs from other action adventure games out there. We wanted to create a trailer that brings that advantage to life, in much the same way that we set out to bring the world of the Shelbys to life.”Tim Jones, Game Director at Maze Theory.
What is Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom?
Caryn Mandabach Productions and Steven Knight co-authored the plot for Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom, an original tale inspired by the BAFTA-awarded drama of the same name. Additionally, Banijay Brands, the business division of content behemoth Banijay, partnered to create the game.
Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom is the first virtual reality game inspired by the epic gangster drama. The game takes place in 1920s Birmingham and pits you as the main protagonist. For more than ten years, you have been on the run from a firing squad. With no other options or ideas, the infamous, Tommy Shelby, seems like your best foot forward. However, this leads you to become entangled in the pursuit of Churchill’s Red Box, a briefcase that holds the identities and whereabouts of every British agent worldwide. As you delve deeper into the realm of crime, you are thrust into another battle: a clash of guns and pride, where your sole chance for redemption lies in recovering the box.
At launch, you can expect Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom to offer:
- An immersive world featuring the mean streets of 1920s Birmingham and London and iconic locations from the show, including The Garrison pub, Charlie’s Yard, and Shelbys’ Betting Shop.
- Iconic characters from the show like Tommy Shelby (voiced by Cillian Murphy) and Arthur Shelby (voiced by Paul Anderson).
- An epic story of being on the run where you must defeat the odds and win at any cost. By order of the Peaky Blinders.
- Plenty of intense action filled with opportunity, risk and growth.
Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom will launch exclusively on Meta Quest 2 and PICO 4* on Thursday, 9th March 2023. From today, you can Wishlist the game on Meta Quest 2. Furthermore, PICO 4 owners can also play the game ahead of launch by downloading the demo on the PICO store.
*PICO 4 is only available in Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Korea