‘Kittypocalypse’ Due On Vive This Week

by Jamie Feltham • August 15th, 2016

Vive owners have been missing out on Bolvërk Games’ Kittypocalypse since it launched on Rift earlier in the year, but that changes this week.

The developer has confirmed that the Vive version of the game will be releasing either later today or, depending on where you live, tomorrow, August 16th. As you might expect, it’s going to feature some roomscale improvements, allowing players to walk across the battlefields in which they’re placing turrets to defend against swarms of evil alien kittens.

The system’s motion controls will also be supported, though anyone picking up the game on Steam will also be able to play it with the Oculus Rift and a gamepad. With the Vive controllers, you can pull yourself through the game world, bring up menus, and selecting where to place turrets with much greater ease. The developer has confirmed to us that the game will cost $19.99 and have a discount of 10% for its first week on sale.

Kittypocalypse is an entertaining tower defense title that makes good use of VR. Thanks to a variety of control options, you can place yourself on turrets or even swoop down into the action and feel as if you’re a part of it. That said, it’s a little jarring to immerse yourself in a swarm of kittens that are being blown to pieces; evil aliens in disguise or not, they’re still pretty darn cute.

From a gameplay perspective it’s a fairly standard – but still fun – entry into the genre that’s light on new ideas but never ceases to amuse. It’ll definitely be a worthy addition to the library of any Vive fan that has a soft spot for tower defense, though it doesn’t quite top the excellent Defense Grid 2: Enhanced VR Edition, which is exclusive to Rift.

Hopefully a PlayStation VR version of the game is also on the table, but Bolvërk Games is yet to confirm that possibility.

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