Adult Swim and Owlchemy Labs has announced it will release a virtual reality game based on popular adult swim cartoon Rick and Morty on 20 April for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets.
Rick and Morty creator and voice actor Justin Roiland aided the game's development, which has been led by Owlchemy Labs, the studio behind mobile hit Snuggle Truck and widely-praised VR title Job Simulator.
Owlchemy describes the title, called Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, as "a fast-paced, chaotic VR adventure complete with mechanics and mayhem only possible in VR".
Previewed at San Diego Comic-Con, the VR game puts players in the shoes of a Morty clone tasked with searching Rick's garage, the Smith household and alien worlds, while experiencing "all the trauma that comes with it."
"Step through portals to strange worlds, help Rick with his bizarre experiments, and use your hands in VR to pick up and play in an interaction-filled 3D Rick-ality," the game's description reads. "Follow Rick's directions (or don't!) to solve puzzles and complete missions in this fully voice acted adventure."
Players will be able to "probe, prod, throw and smash" some iconic items from the series such as the Plumbus, teleport around rooms, walk through portals and real fake doors, and get yelled at by Rick.
"We really believe fans are going to lose their minds at what we've developed," Owlchemy Labs CEO Alex Schwartz said in a statement. "It's been an incredible experience to develop for one of our favorite shows and see the joy on players' faces when they get to explore Rick's garage in VR, physically step through portals and interact naturally with their hands in the world they're already so familiar with."
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality will launch on 20 April for the HTC Vive via Steam and Oculus Rift via Oculus Home.