VTuber stars recruited for Hololive ERROR horror game: Release date, gameplay, trailers

Andrew Amos
Cover Corp

World-wide VTubing sensation Hololive are getting their first official game. Named Hololive ERROR, the horror title centers around a high school boasting all the agency’s top talents. Here’s what you need to know.

Hololive has already managed to take over live streaming and even the musical world. Now, they’re coming for video games too.

After months of speculation, Hololive ERROR has finally arrived. It’s Cover Corp’s first game featuring their mega-popular VTuber talents, with a focus on a number of their Japanese idols.

The game is now out for release in July 2022, so here’s how you can get your hands on it — and a brief synopsis for those a little scared for what their idols are about to get themselves into.

Hololive ERROR trailers & gameplay

Hololive ERROR was first teased in a three-minute trailer dating back to August 2021. The video is set in a dark, ominous school, with a person walking through the hallways. They meet Tokino Sora (Shino), Hololive’s first VTuber, who follows them around asking them “will you forever be my friend?”

The players’ hand then opens up while standing in one of the classrooms, showing a triangular token.

Later trailers and the website go deeper into this story. The main character is a journalist for an occult magazine who goes to investigate a high school before finding himself “entangled in a terrifying paranormal phenomenon.”

Your goal is to escape from the town alive, presumably with the assistance of some of the Hololive VTubers.

What VTubers are confirmed for Hololive ERROR?

A number of Hololive’s Japanese talents will make up a part of Hololive ERROR’s story. Some, like Tokino Sora, play a major part. Others only drop in for a scene or two, but there’s plenty of cameos to be had.

You can find a full list of characters, and the VTubers that play them, below:

  • Shino (Tokino Sora)
  • Suzune (Momosuzu Nene)
  • Saki (Aki Rosenthal)
  • Inari (Shirakami Fubuki)
  • Hanabi (Natsuiro Matsuri)
  • Touka (Yukihana Lamy)
  • Nanase (Hoshimachi Suisei)
  • Sakura (Sakura Miku)
  • Yae (Shirogane Noel)
  • Shiina (Shishiro Botan)
  • Honoka (Omaru Polka)
  • Yuka (Nekomata Okayu)
  • Akane (Inugami Korone)
  • Uzuki (Usada Pekora)
  • Saya (Yozora Mel)
  • Miku (Ookami Mio)
  • Kaoru (Oozora Subaru)
  • Mari (Houshou Marine)
  • Kana (Tokoyami Towa)
  • Kanade (Amane Kanata)
  • Hotaru (Shiranui Flare)
  • Yuki (Roboco)
  • Mitsuki (Himemori Luna)

Usada Pekora, known for her love of horror games, is among the first to stream Hololive ERROR — so expect plenty of the agency’s VTubers to give the game a whirl.

Tokino Sora in Hololive ERRORHololive
Tokino Sora (Shino) plays a major part in Hololive ERROR.

Hololive ERROR release date

Hololive ERROR went live on July 18, 2022, and fans can buy the game directly on the Hololive website for ¥1,000 ($10 USD). A collector’s edition with postcards and an artbook is listed for ¥8,000 ($80 USD).

If the video game isn’t enough for you, Hololive has released an entire series of manga-style videos regarding Hololive ERROR totalling more than an hour — so you can give those a watch too.

However if psychological horror games aren’t your cup of tea, why don’t you try Holocure, the unofficial shoot-em-up game taking the VTubing community by storm?