Tomorrow, Cloudhead Games will release its biggest singular update for popular rhythm-action title Pistol Whip. Simply called Pistol Whip 2089 the free content update takes a new step with the creation of a story-driven campaign and you can see it action right now.
Pistol Whip 2089 tells the tale of “a plague of killer androids has overrun an off-world colony, leaving only one hero with the mettle needed to shut it all down.” Taking on the role of John Asimov you get to gun down and pistol whip deadly robotic enemies in classic Pistol Whip style, with a thumping synth-wave inspired soundtrack.
In Pistol Whip’s other gameplay all the individual levels are called scenes, each with its own unique tune and vibrant visual style. Pistol Whip 2089 is essentially five scenes all linked together, with some awesome artwork linking each one from comic artist Fico Ossio (G.I.JOE, Transformers, TMNT, Spider-Man) alongside Asimov’s narration.
So not to spoil the entire campaign – which isn’t overly long being 5 scenes – VRFocus has recorded the gameplay from one level, the third in fact, so be aware there are spoilers. This scene was chosen as it doesn’t ruin too much of the overall campaign but it does showcase the new ‘Metal Mincer’ gun. This piece of destructive weaponry is aptly named because it fires up to four rounds in a single burst, great for multiple single hit enemies or those with more armour plating.
For these new scenes, Cloudhead Games has employed tracks from Black Tiger Sex Machine, Draeden, Processor, and an exclusive remix from Magic Sword. This all helps to serve up a campaign that’s going to please a lot of Pistol Whip fans, likely leaving them wanting more.
Pistol Whip 2089 arrives for Oculus Quest/Quest 2 and PC VR headsets tomorrow, whilst the PlayStation VR version will follow in Q1, 2021. This will be Pistol Whip’s last update of the year with Cloudhead Games working on ‘our next massive, game-changing update, Concierge’ for a Spring 2021 release.
Check out the gameplay video below, and for further Pistol Whip announcements, keep reading VRFocus.