Rime Dev’s VR Murder Mystery The Invisible Hours Available Today in the U.S, Delayed in Europe

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GameTrust — GameStop’s publishing arm — and Madrid-based developer Tequila Works’ — the team behind Rime and The Sexy Brutale — have released their new non-linear murder mystery game: The Invisible Hours. Well, at least in North America. In Europe the game has been delayed.

More specifically, in Europe The Invisible Hours has been pushed exactly one week: now slated to arrive on October 17.

According to Eurogamer, who reached out to Tequila Works, the delay — which wasn’t detailed — was out of the Spain developer’s hands.

For those that don’t know: The Invisible Hours is murder mystery game said to be inspired by works of art, such as Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, while also drawing influence from the real-life rivalry between iconic inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.

The game is lauded as the world’s first immersive theatre VR experience. What this means is that in the game you’re part of an unfolding story, freely able to move around its scenes. You can follow whatever characters you want, but only at the expense of missing scenes of others. Depending on where you spend your time: the story will play out differently.

The plot begins when a group of individuals receive a “curious invitation” from Nikola Tesla, offering each a chance to make amends for their darkest wrongdoings. However, when the guests arrive at Tesla’s isolated mansion: he’s dead. Disgraced and revolted, Swedish detective sets out on a journey to find the killer amongst the guest list, which includes: a convicted murderer, a blind butler, the world’s most famous actress, Tesla’s former assistant, the son of a wealthy railroad magnate, and last but not least, Thomas Edison.

The Invisible Hours will cost $29.99 USD when it launches, and be available digitally and at retail via GameStop for PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

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