Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever is a new House of the Dead-inspired shooter coming this Spring from Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and XR Games to Quest, PSVR, and all major PC VR headsets.
I don’t know many people that would say VR needs more zombie games or more wave shooters, but here we are anyway. It’s been about two years since the last film released, but we’re returning to the slapstick apocalypse like nothing has changed.
According to the press release, the developers are taking heavy inspiration from the likes of 90s-era light gun arcade games like House of the Dead and Time Crisis, which actually adapts well to the VR format. Many of the best early VR games were wave shooters, such as Space Pirate Trainer, and Crashland proved there is still untapped potential in that format.
The premise of Zombieland VR is that the four heroes from the film series are venturing into Silicon Valley to launch a zombie-killing race course. The characters will train you to complete the course as efficiently as possible using a slew of physics-defying super powers.
For example, when you get two headshots in a row in rapid succession time slows down letting you rack up more kills super fast. Promising an arsenal of powerful weapons like shotguns, assault rifles, and more there should be plenty of ways to take down the gruesome undead hordes.
Based on the footage, GIF, and screenshots above Zombieland VR certainly looks like it could have some fun tucked away between its bloody hands. We won’t have to wait long to find out since it releases for all major VR platforms this Spring.