Arcade Shooter Dick Wilde Returns With Cross-Platform and Online Co-Op Gameplay
In early 2017 developer Bolverk Games launched a comedic wave shooter called Dick Wilde, for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and eventually PlayStation VR. Today, the studio has announced a follow-up, Dick Wilde 2, adding new fan-requested features to expand on the original’s gameplay.
Much like the first instalment, you’ll be shooting all sorts of nasty critters with a range of homemade – and slightly mad – weaponry. In Dick Wilde 2 however, there’s been a massive outbreak of toxic spillage, creating a foul sludge that has mutated the local wildlife making them even meaner than ever.
With new locations to clear exterminator extraordinaire Dick Wilde has decided he needs help, so he’s enlisted two apprentices to help in the task. This means players will be treated to cross-platform VR online co-op for the first time. To aid the challenge players will now have use of gravity guns and arrows infused with divine lightning, or how about some mortar strikes and AI assassin drones.
“Our fans made Dick Wilde a success and we’re doing everything we can to give them all that they want in the sequel,” said Bo Bennekov at Bolvërk Games. “We are so proud that Dick Wilde 2 features online VR co-op – it was our most requested feature and a lot of hard work, but we know players are going to love shooting mutated piranhas with a buddy by their side.”
“Dick Wilde has felt like a member of the family from when we first met him.” said Harvey Elliott, CEO at PlayStack. “We are so glad to be teaming up again with Bolvërk Games for Dick Wilde 2 and are excited for another high-action and rewarding coop experience”.
Other fan-requested features that have made it into Dick Wilde 2, include a wider range of difficulty settings, more power-ups and screen-filling boss fights.
Dick Wilde 2 will launch on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive worldwide in February 2019. PlayStation VR owners will be pleased to know that Bolvërk Games has implemented support for both PlayStation Aim and PlayStation Move, giving them maximum choice for controller options. For any further updates about the title ahead of launch, keep reading VRFocus.