I don’t know why Sharknado, as a franchise, exists. If you asked me to name a redeeming quality the film series has I’d be hard-pressed to pick anything other than it being the perfect embodiment of the “so bad it’s good” mentality. They’re really just not very good by any traditional metric of quality. But here we are, six movies deep, and on the verge of a bespoke Sharknado VR game.
“In Sharknado VR: Eye of the Storm, players find themselves in the middle of the gory action as they battle freak, fin-filled weather phenomena,” explains Dave Hansen, producer and director at Autumn VR in a prepared statement. “It’s a great blend of humor and terror which should appeal to everyone! I mean, who hasn’t fantasized about blowing away a great white coming for them with a bazooka?”
In Sharknado VR: Eye of the Storm, the premise is as simple as the movies that it’s based on. You’re stranded in the center of the dangerous shark storm and must use your arsenal of weapons, ranging from machine guns and a chainsaw to a bazooka and more, to obliterate the sea predators. There’s a lot of blood, gore, and violence in this one, obviously. It’s hard to get a real read on it from the limited footage we’ve seen, but it appears to be a relatively basic 360-degree wave shooter. I’m not sure anyone should have expected much else.
Reportedly last night’s sixth Sharknado film is the final one. Maybe now the team can move on to more ambitious projects, such as Whalequake or something equally as high-brow.
Shaknado VR is slated to release this year on Rift, Vive, and PSVR, as well as iOS and Android according to the official trailer above. On the official website there’s also a listing for VRX Networks arcade centers coming “late August 2018.”
Let us know what you think of the game so far down in the comments below!
Editor’s Note: Correction regarding the source of the quote.