Rhythm ‘N Bullets Definitive Edition now available for PSVR
Rhythm ‘n Bullets Definitive Edition is out now on PSVR, following its release on PC VR end of 2020 and Quest earlier this year.
The game is a VR rhythm game which, as the name suggests, merges music and balls.
According to Blake Gross from the DB Creations studio, the team were “inspired by classic retro shooters with its corded aesthetic, bullet color-changing mechanism, and music-infused gameplay” and wanted “to take back the magic of those arcade games that many of us were playing when we were younger, while also creating an awesome and immersive experience for the latest generation of VR technology.
Here is a description of Gross’s game itself, from the PlayStation blog:
In the game, you will travel through the virtual zone and defend the core as you guide a pair of star hunters through multiple shooting action modes. Enemies fly all around, plunging towards the core to the beat of the music. Time your shots to the beat for maximum effect and collect awesome bonuses for completing each stage.
There are also several game modes, including a ‘tiered’ campaign, an endless leaderboard-based mode, and a customizable trigger mode (where you can spawn enemies and change the music) to practice or just skip through. time.
All of the music in the game was done in-house, by composer and audio director Jesse Holt, and the levels were built in tandem with the music, for better integration between the two. The music will also change dynamically depending on how you play – swelling when performing a combo, for example, and vice versa.
PSVR ‘Definitive Edition’ includes a new challenge system, full localization for multiple languages, and a new level theme. You can read more on the PlayStation blog.