If the thought of a Kowloon Walled City Lego set wasn’t enough for you, how about a PlayStation VR game set in the infamous location?
Kowloon’s Gate VR Suzaku is a remake of the 1997 Playstation game Kowloon’s Gate. In the original, the Walled City reappears, despite having been demolished years earlier. The protagonist, a feng shui master, is sent into the phantom block to seek and awaken the four symbols of the Chinese constellations and to send the Walled City back into the realm of Yin.
A cult game that previously never saw the light of day outside of Japan, the reputation of Kowloon’s Gate ensured it stayed in public consciousness. This VR remake – though a patch means everyone without a VR headset can enjoy the game now, too – came about as a result of a crowdfunding campaign that reached its initial goal within 24 hours. The game plays much like the original and this is the first time it has been available in English and Chinese.
Anyone keen to dive into Kowloon’s Gate’s entrancing mix of Asian Gothic and cyberpunk can download the game from the PS Store for $154. If you’re not sure about parting with your cash, check out the trailer below: