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Dick Wilde Shoots on to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Tongue-in-cheek shooter Dick Wilde has launched onto the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive platforms today, with publisher PlayStack saying the PlayStion VR version is coming in May.

The title stars hunter and outdoorsman Dick Wilde, whom the player can take control of, and use a vast arsenal of weaponry from ordinary rifles through to saw blades, nail guns and an electrified bow and arrow. The object of the game is simple, kill the army of alligators, piranha, electric eels and birds before they kill you.

Dick Wilde features both a single player and a local party multiplayer mode. In single player, you explore the different environments like the swamp, lagoon and the North to face different critters, aiming to maximise the high score and reach the higher levels of the global leaderboard.

Bo Bennekov, CEO at developer Bolverk Games said: “Each of our titles focuses on certain genres that really work for VR. We want our games to be immersive, replayable and just plain weird. Dick Wilde delivers exactly that. After six months in development who’d have thought we’d have a game where the aim is to make sure you’re not fish-bait and we’re able to get this to market!”

The developer will be bringing Dick Wilde to EGX Rezzed in London, where attendees will be offered the chance to win a PlayStation VR headset by taking a selfie with Dick Wilde when they play the game. Bolverk and Dick Wilde will be at EGX Rezzed Booth VR4 from 30th March – 1st April.

The title is available for purchase on Steam for a price of £17.99 (GBP). A discount of 15% is being applied to bring the game to £15.29 for the first week only. On the Oculus Store Dick Wilde retails for £14.99.

VRFocus will bring you further updates on Dick Wilde and other VR titles as they become available.