Chinese publisher Oasis Games is set to become on of the most prolific on PlayStation VR with five titles planned for the system. Developer Time of Virtual Reality’s (TVR) Ace Banana was released on launch day and now Pixel Gear from Geronimo Interactive has arrived.
An exclusive PlayStation VR title, Pixel Gear is a wave-based shooter with a Halloween theme, enemies include witches, skeletons, bats, undead knights and ghouls. Featuring six levels, the videogame isn’t a serious horror first-person shooter (FPS), instead when enemies and objects are shot they’ll exhibit entertaining reactions.
There’s a mixture of upgradeable weapons and power-ups that grant the ability to slow down or even stop time, all of which will come in useful as the end of each level includes a boss battle. Players will need to keep their cool in the onslaught as innocent angels will appear that shouldn’t be shot, if that happens, harming them will also harm the player.
Pixel Gear will start players off with a default laser pistol with unlimited ammo, but this won’t be enough for the latter stages. Coins will be earned for kills and progress which can then be spent on new weaponry and upgrades. Extra firepower includes submachine pistols, the long range sniper rifle.
“Pixel Gear is a wonderful introduction to PlayStation VR gaming with its vibrant 3D pixel graphics, easy to pick-up and play controls, and fun level of challenge that everyone in the family can enjoy,” said Alen Wu, business director at Oasis Games. “The look resonates well with kids, and it’s easy to grab your pixel gun and step into the colourful world filled with nonstop action where you must aim and destroy attacking ghosts and goblins before they get you!”
The title costs £8.99 GBP, but from today until 3rd November 2016, Pixel Gear will be offering a 20 percent discount to PlayStation Plus members, dropping the price to £7.19.
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