Cloudhead Games released its addictive rhythm-based shooter Pistol Whip last month across multiple virtual reality (VR) devices, receiving a lot of positive reviews in the process. Today, the developer has released the first major update for the title, expanding upon the content whilst fine-tuning other parts of the experience.
Dubbed the “High Priestess Update”, Cloudhead Games has added a new scene which the studio says was: “Inspired by the hallway fight scene in the movie Oldboy.” This new level has been designed to be melee heavy, so expect plenty of close-quarters combat.
For those wishing to alter the gameplay in new ways, two new modifiers have been added. Unarmed Foes offers a new way to practice scenes without the fear of elimination, while No Obstacles has been designed for accessibility and standing room playspaces.
Two of Pistol Whip’s most popular modifiers, Dual Wield and Dead Eye have been updated, with the former seeing a reduction in penalty so players to challenge the leaderboards. The latter has received a revamped scoring system designed to punish missed shots. In addition to these updates, Cloudhead Games has initiated a leaderboard reset so players can start fresh and chase new scores with friends this holiday season.
VRFocus gave Pistol Whip a solid four-stars in its review, noting: “Pistol Whip is huge amounts of fun even on the easiest difficulty setting, suitable for VR players no matter their skill level. Like any videogame of this type there is an overly repetitive value to the gameplay, and with only 10 scenes to begin with, it could’ve done with a few more; especially when it comes to music variety. Even so, Pistol Whip can still be heartily recommended for all you VR fans.”
Supporting Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index and Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Pistol Whip was inspired by action movies like John Wick. With a distinctive art style and thumping soundtrack, you can shoot punch and dodge however you see fit. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Pistol Whip and Cloudhead Games, reporting back with further updates.