The PlayStation VR hasn’t been receiving half as many games as it should, but that could be changing soon as developer Paw Print Games and publisher nDreams have recently announced that they’re adding more to the PSVR line-up than just teleporting point-and-click games or stationary shooters. Their latest game, Bloody Zombies, is a four-player beat-’em-up title that hearkens back to the arcade brlawers of old, only this time they’re taking advantage of today’s technology.
Bloody Zombies is scheduled to come out later this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. In a preview by VR Focus, it’s noted that the game’s 3D level design will afford players with the PlayStation VR headset to dive into the level and actually look around and survey the area.
The use of the PSVR will actually turn the game into a Paper Mario style affair, as players will be able to look at the 2D characters in 3D. Obviously if you go behind them or in front of them they’ll simply turn into paper thin sprites… since that’s exactly what they are.
However, beyond the VR element, Bloody Zombies is a standard fare beat-’em-up game, replete with light and heavy attacks, grab moves, specials and even an option to unlock new moves as you progress through the game, similar to games like Fist Puncher.
You can actually see what the character sprites, animations and stage designs are like with the announcement trailer below.
Those are some hideous main characters… but I guess they do look as if they would be the kind of folks to survive a zombie outbreak… or mass riots due to illegal immigration.
The four characters each have their own moves and combos. There’s a local multiplayer component for up to four-players, or you can play online with three other friends.
I can’t say I’m entirely impressed with the Flash-style animations. Maybe if they didn’t look like knock-kneed marionettes trying to shadow box after having one too many Long Island Iced Teas, it would be a bit more appealing. However, the problem is that the entire game centers around the fighting and the fighting doesn’t look quite as appealing as it should.
Anyway, if you’re in the mood to bash heads, use a wide variety of deadly weapons, and literally paint London red with the blood of zombies, you can look for Bloody Zombies to launch later this year on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.