The Zombieland Franchise Returns This Spring…in VR
When it comes to modern zombie movies the Zombieland franchise is one of the better ones, a nice mixture of over-the-top gore and a comedic narrative. Today, XR Games and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) have announced Zombieland: Headshot Fever, an arcade shooter coming to most VR headsets this Spring.
Inspired by classic 90s light gun games like Time Crisis II and The House of the Dead 2, Zombieland: Headshot Fever is designed to be a fast and frantic single-player shooter where you don’t need to wander around, all the zombies come straight to you. All you have to do is take them all out as quickly as possible because time matters.
Featuring an ‘Adrenaline Mode’ activated after two quick headshots, it’ll allow players to rack up bigger combos and improve their times to get on the leaderboards. They’ll be able to unlock shotguns, revolvers, assault rifles and more weapons to find their perfect setup.
“With this VR game, we’re bringing the zombie apocalypse right to you in a totally new way while preserving the humour and wit of the hit movie franchise. Now ‘Zombieland’ fans can feel what it’s like to stare down an onslaught of Zombie hordes and make split-second gameplay decisions in order to blast their way to survival,” said Jake Zim, SVP, virtual reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment in a statement.
All four heroes (Tallahassee, Wichita, Columbus and Little Rock) from the movie franchise will feature. Little Rock will be voiced by Abigail Breslin from the Zombieland movies, Tallahassee will be voiced by Woody Harrelson’s brother, Brett, while Wichita and Columbus get VO actors approved by Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg respectively.
“Being trusted with bringing an iconic Sony Pictures franchise to life is extra rewarding and exciting when you’re a huge fan of Zombieland,” says Bobby Thandi, Founder and CEO of XR Games. “The Zombieland world is a no-nonsense kind of place, and to this end we’ve made one of the purest shooting games for VR. We handcrafted the content, upping replayability, and incorporated mechanics from racing games such as time splits so you know exactly how well you’re doing. It’s about practising ’til you’re perfect.
Zombieland: Headshot Fever is set to release this Spring for Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and later for PlayStation VR. As further updates on the videogame are released, VRFocus will keep you updated.