Well, this is unexpected. Twin Peaks is being adapted into a virtual reality game from Collider Games. The VR experience is coming to Steam for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift and a demo of the game will be made available for the first time in next week’s Festival of Disruption, which is hosted by David Lynch, in Los Angeles. The event runs on Oct. 13-14.
As far as what the game actually, Collider, whose games division is developing the project, has the details on what fans might expect from Twin Peaks VR. The experience includes “moments and settings” from the original series as well as Twin Peaks: The Return, the revival that aired on Showtime in 2017 to critical acclaim. It sounds like a big chunk of the action will take place in the Red Room, the otherworldly realm that became protagonist Dale Cooper’s prison for 25 years before he managed to escape in The Return. According to the press release from Collider, players “will follow in the footsteps of Special Agent Dale Cooper and try to make their way back into the life they left behind.”
No release date has been announced for the game. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more details about Twin Peaks VR.
It sounds like fans shouldn’t expect this game to answer any big questions about the Twin Peaks universe. For those of you who haven’t caught up on Lynch’s return to the infamous Washington mountain town, you should know that it’s a bewildering, awe-inspiring, amazing 18-part television experience that isn’t so much a continuation of the original series’ story as it is an exercise in uncompromising filmmaking. Those who are tired of the same old revivals that bring back beloved icons from the ’80s and ’90s but older and less interesting should delight in what Lynch has done with Twin Peaks: The Return, which is pretty much a middle finger to “getting the band back together.”