Comedy Western Shooter Hopalong: The Badlands Gallops Towards PlayStation VR

Having launched on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in late 2017, then coming to Viveport in February, From the Future’s Hopalong: The Badlands now has a release date for PlayStation VR.

Hopalong: The Badlands is a fast-paced first-person shooter (FPS), where you ride around the wild west dispatching enemies from the Dynamite Gang. The twist in the experience comes from its locomotion system, whereby players ride a stick-horse. So to ride around they need to hop, skip and gallop – or wave your controller up and down – to make the horse move, as well as keeping the horse healthy and its hearts up by drinking at watering holes.

So there’s no teleporting, players need to find all the gang members the old fashioned way and to help them there’s plenty of weaponry to choose from. From the trusty Eight Shooter, to the much more up close and personal Pickaxe, there’s also the Double-Barrel, Sniper Rifle, Dynamite, Iron Falcon and Brimstone Gun.

Alongside the guns to unlock there are three single-player campaigns to complete, a quick-draw bullet time feature to get the hang of, and numerous mounts to unlock to suit your play style.

From the Future will be launching Hopalong: The Badlands next Tuesday, 17th July, via the PlayStation Store. For any further updates on the videogame or developer, keep reading VRFocus.