Battlezone [Review: 8/10] is one of a handful of PlayStation VR (PSVR) titles celebrating a five month anniversary this March as the headset and its launch games near the half-year mark. In recognition of this, developer Rebellion is dumping a lot of free new content on you today.
Headlining this update are two new difficulty modes for the tank battler. The first, Beginner, is designed to help people struggling with the current modes but the second, Extreme, aims to push them even further. Think of the later as a Very Hard mode with a new trophy to earn for those that can see it through and three new tank loadouts for anyone that can complete it three times over.
There’s also a new weapon to help you tackle the challenge: a Railgun. It lets you charge up and then fire a massive blast that will deal lots of damage. You can use it against a new enemy, the Jet, which soars overhead and rains down machine gun fire upon you. Rebellion is also adding some new missions to the game set in lava-filled environments, and these will be all be free too.
There’s some premium additions too. The developer is offering bundles of Skins for tanks and Bobbleheads for your cockpit. It’s also got a new Bobblehead based on its PS2 shooter, Rogue Trooper, which it’s currently busy remastering for PlayStation 4.
If you haven’t already checked out Battlezone for PSVR then now might be the right time; we called it one of PSVR’s “brightest shining gems” when it released last October. “Battlezone offers super tight controls and immersive gameplay in a clean, attractive package that has easily become one of VR’s best titles,” Games Editor David Jagneaux said.
The game’s also due to launch on the Oculus Rift at some point in the future, though no word on an official release date yet.