Third-person party beat-em-up Gang Beasts has been available on the Oculus Rift for quite a while, first being announced way back in 2015 at the Oculus Connect 2 develop conference. Now Coatsink and Double Fine have announced that players on all version of the title will get access to a new update which introduces a new level involving a train and new costume options.
From today, all players, on PlayStation 4, PC or virtual reality (VR) will have the opportunity to take their jelly-like fighters on a train ride, which will test the player’s combat skills as the train is continually in motion.
Gang Beasts was designed as a simple but fun fighting party game, where players take control of gelatinous characters who proceed to beat each other up with reckless abandon in a variety of hazardous locations, including a construction site and a room with an out-of-control inferno.
In the new level combat will take place on top a fast-moving training winding its way across a twisting mountain track. Players will battle on top the train carriages and locomotive, trying to avoid falling off the sheer cliff, or getting shunted off the train and left far behind. There are new obstacles to contend with, all of which is designed for ridiculous multiplayer enjoyment.
Also included in the new update are a variety of costumes, so users can personalise their character. Available costumes include firefighter uniforms, pirates, frogmen, Beef mascots and rail works, the latter of which matches the new level.
The VR version of the title can be found on the Oculus Store, priced at $19.99 (USD). Non-VR versions are available on Steam or PlayStation stores for the same price. The trailer for the new update is available to view below.
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