Time Carnage is a little bit like a stilted VR version of TimeSplitters. You’ll travel through different eras in time, battling against a variety of deadly foes, ranging from dinosaurs and zombies, to killer robots from the future.
Perp Games and Wales Interactive announced that Time Carnage is set to release on the PlayStation VR for the PS4 starting April 6th next month at retail outlets in Europe. The game will be available worldwide a few days after that from participating digital distributors starting April 10th.
Pre-orders for the game opened up recently, but do I really need to inform you about the golden rule when it comes to pre-orders? Good, I didn’t think so.
They released a trailer to give you an idea of what the gameplay is like, briefly showcasing some of the weapons that make up for the 25 different types of guns that you’ll have at your disposal, each with their own pros and cons along with a timed-reload system that requires you to tactically engage your foes. You can mix and match weapons against different types of enemies across the 16 different stages in the campaign mode. You can check out the trailer below to get an idea of what the gameplay is like.
The trailer starts with a couple of stages set in the mesozoic era, where the player-character shoots and kills countless dinosaurs.
The game then transitions to the modern era where players blast open the decaying flesh from decrepit bones flailing violently as weapons wielded by the walking dead.
After showcasing the modern era to gamers, there’s yet another transition into a slightly more futuristic time zone where monster-killing becomes the order of the day. Mutant monsters, I might add.
From there the game pays a very flattering nod to James Cameron back when he used to make good movies by featuring an electric time bubble that mimics the same sort of electric time travel mechanisms featured in Terminator. And, of course, what would a Terminator reference be without having some killer robots on hand?
Players will have to blast down enemy robots and take out the boss.
I have two major gripes: The first is that there doesn’t appear to be locomotion, which washes over me nothing less than an instant wave of disappointment. The second gripe is that there are no hands. Even disembodied hands are better than no hands at all. I don’t like disembodied hands, but having disembodied floating guns with no hands at all is even worse, for me.
Now if you don’t mind those issues, good for you. You can look to pick up a retail copy of Time Carnage from European retailers on April 6th for PS4. If you live outside of Europe you can look to purchase the game from participating digital distributors starting April 10th. For more information be sure to visit the official website.