Sony released another movie this month, which of course means there’s a tie-in VR experience to go with it. This time it’s the Hotel Transylvania series getting the headset treatment.
Sony Pictures Virtual Reality today announced Hotel Transylvania Popstic, tying into the recent release of the third entry in the animated movie series. As the game suggests, it’s a new addition to Specular Theory’s Popstic platform, which uses a custom peripheral attachment called the Stic that attaches to a single HTC Vive controller to bring it into VR. The device is currently available in over 500 VR arcades across the world, where you can play the game.
In the case of Hotel Transylvania Popstic, it’s used for a Beat Saber-like rhythm game. Players can choose between different characters from the animated series to serve as DJs, each with their own unique songs. You have what looks like a double-edged lightsaber that’s used to slash notes that arrive on a beat. There are also walls to avoid as you go. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Well, based on the trailer above, it looks pretty similar too.
Not that Beat Saber itself was the first VR rhythm game or anything. That said, earlier this month we reported that that game’s coming to arcades too.