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Spread the (terrifying) joyous news! Fun Train announces a co-op sequel to The Exorcist: Legion VR

by: Eric -
More On: The Exorcist: Legion VR The Exorcist: Legion VR (SIN)

I challenge anyone to sit down in a VR headset and play through The Exorcist: Legion VR and not have at least fleeting thoughts about how the game is doing damage to your eternal soul. Maybe the game will possess you. Maybe the game has placed a demon in your home, and its standing behind you, watching you play. Maybe when you die, God will refuse to let you into heaven because you played The Exorcist: Legion VR. I'm not saying any of that is true - Fun Train's demonic episodic game is just a game, after all. 

But I am saying that you might have those thoughts. Especially if you grew up in the 1980s, a weird time in U.S. history when the idea of demonic possession seemed remarkable real, even close at hand. Sure, you're a grown-up now and you've put those thoughts far from your mind. But...you know...maybe...

The Exorcist: Legion VR marks one of the best video game uses of an existing franchise that I've experienced. The game thoroughly captures the quiet, still mood and tone of the original film franchise, while delivering a new story that feels very grounded in the better parts of the storied property. That's why I'm so excited that publisher Fun Train today announced that a new chapter in the Exorcist: Legion VR series is under development.

Titled The Exorcist Legion VR: SIN, the new game is being developed by Pocket Money Games (Superhot, Dimension Hunter). The game will support Oculus Quest and "other next gen VR hardware" (PSVR 2, anyone?) and will release in 2022. No word yet as to whether the game will follow Fun Train's established episodic format or if it will release as one long title, but we do know that the game will include co-op functionality, so you'll be able to get possessed with a friend. Good for you.

"We've received numerous requests for expansions of the Exorcist franchise and I'm happy to reveal it has been underway for some time." says Douglas Nabors, Fun Train CEO, in a provided statement.  "Just a word of warning – if you thought the first game was frightening… luckily this time you won’t have to go in alone."

The Exorcist: Legion VR is currently available for Oculus Quest, SteamVR and PlaystationVR and is rated M for Mature. For more information on both games, check out the official site here