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Gear VR’s Drop Dead Revealed, Release Date Announced

Although the Oculus Rift has been taking headlines today with the announcement of a number of new videogame titles for the upcoming Oculus Touch, the Samsung Gear VR isn’t being ignored. Along with the announcement that Zen Studios are working to bring CastleStorm to the mobile virtual reality (VR) platform, Pixel Toys are also bringing their first-person shooter, Drop Dead to the head-mounted display (HMD).

The studio has revealed the first footage of its zombie title which will be heading to the mobile HMD in October 2016, in time for Halloween. Drop Dead can be played with either a Bluetooth gamepad or with the touchpad controls on the side of the headset. Press the centre will fire weapons while swiping down will activate the reload function and forwards or backwards will use various gadgets available.

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Drop Dead will have several movement modes depending on how players are affected by motion sickness in VR. Presently unveiled is a gradual movement as enemies are dispatched, or a ‘comfort mode’ where you’ll be teleported as the videogame progresses.

There will also be a score system as players slaughter the undead, and a combo element that rewards accuracy and destruction, so inventive use of your inventory will work in your favour.

Andrew Wafer, CEO, Pixel Toys said: “We started working on the phone and decided, ‘you know what? We need to build this from the ground-up for VR.” Wafer then went on to reveal some of the inspirations behind Drop Dead: “It’s very much an experience of arcade style gameplay, we love games like Time Crisis, classics like Serious Sam, we really want those moments of feeling overwhelmed.”

Wafer didn’t say if the experience will be playable at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week, but if it is then VRFocus will bring you all the latest details when the show opens.