Hey everyone, Trevor from Vertigo Games here. Have you ever wanted to step in the midst of a zombie apocalypse as if you were really there? After many awesome reactions from the VR community, everyone here is extremely excited to finally confirm that Arizona Sunshine is coming to PlayStation VR next month with support for the new PS VR Aim controller!
For those of you who haven’t heard of Arizona Sunshine before, it’s a VR shooter that quite literally puts you in the heat of a whole load of zombie action.
You get to step into our protagonist’s shoes on a quest to find other survivors across the blistering heat of the post-apocalyptic Arizona desert, all the while battling zombies with whatever gear, ammo and consumables you are able to loot from your undead enemies or otherwise find on your way.
Oh – and in Arizona Sunshine, you can freely explore your surroundings using either teleportation or locomotion movement, whichever suits your VR tastes best – there’s no spot-based gameplay to be found here.
We’ve put a lot of work and love into Arizona Sunshine, building and optimizing it for VR from the ground up in order to deliver the game as we had envisioned it – a VR game worthy of being one of the first full-size games a VR player would get to play. We hope you’ll feel we succeeded. Arizona Sunshine has a campaign that spans 8 diverse levels set in anything from treacherous canyons to deep, dark mines, which lets you take on the zombies solo or join forces with a friend in co-op campaign mode.
And that’s not all, there is also an infinite game mode that pits you against endless waves of zombies with up to three other players. Nothing is better than having your friends at your back in the apocalypse (well, except mocking them with gestures within your safe VR environment of course), but we should probably warn you that more warm brains also mean more hungry undead!
Ever since we started developing for VR, we have prototyped a lot of mechanics and realistic weapon handling is by far our favourite. On PlayStation VR, you can take your first steps into the zombie apocalypse with the use of regular Dualshock 4 controllers, but we’re also supporting the PlayStation Move motion controllers and, even more exciting, the newly released PS VR Aim controller! Handling your weapons with real-life movements truly is a whole different level of immersion.
As for the Aim controller, since the game was initially created with dual-wielding guns in mind, we’ve thoroughly tested ways to get the support for it right. And while using the Aim controller limits you to using a single weapon at a time, it makes up for that by increasing accuracy and control, upping your chances for critical, dismembering hits – that’s right, the fan-favourite zombie mutilation mechanic also made it onto PlayStation VR!
We hope you like Arizona Sunshine as much as we do when it hits PlayStation VR next month, best of luck to you and your friends and see you at the other side of the apocalypse!