Hey everybody! I’m Blake Gross, co-founder and technical director at DB Creations, a VR sport studio in Bellevue, Washington. We’re tremendous excited to announce that our sport, Rhythm ‘n Bullets, is coming to PlayStation VR very quickly.
Within the sport, you’ll journey throughout the digital zone and defend the core by guiding a pair of starfighters via a number of modes of shoot ’em up motion. Enemies fly in from all sides, diving in direction of the core in time with the music. Time your photographs to the beat for optimum impact, and seize superior power-ups to clear every stage. Hold the core protected from hazard within the multi-level marketing campaign, after which attempt to high the leaderboards in infinite mode, the place the enemies by no means cease! In the event you simply need to jive to the music, hop into loosen up mode and observe your abilities on any of the degrees – spawn any enemies you need and alter the beat to suit the temper.
Rhythm ‘n Bullets is impressed by traditional retro shooters with its wireframe aesthetic, bullet shade change mechanic, and music infused gameplay. We needed to recapture the magic of these arcade video games that many people performed after we have been youthful, whereas making an superior and immersive expertise for the most recent technology of VR expertise. Rhythm ‘n Bullets takes these traditional concepts and makes them contemporary and new another time by placing you proper on the middle of the arcade motion.
The music was composed in-house by Jesse Holt, our wonderful composer and audio director. The soundtrack, just like the gameplay, blends the traditional with the brand new, infusing retro motifs with trendy digital music. Every degree has a customized monitor composed for the surroundings – we constructed the degrees and the soundtrack hand in hand, in order that they’d mix collectively harmoniously. The degrees additionally react to the music as you progress in them – a spectrogram guides your path within the Japanese Backyard, constellations mild the sky to distinguished notes within the Galaxy Zone, and the entire world pulses to the beat in Tech Metropolis. The music blends into the gameplay, reflecting how effectively you play – as your combo multiplier will increase, the music builds to match it. While you’re enjoying your finest, you’ll really feel most presence because the music, surroundings, and gameplay all seamlessly mix and draw you into the motion.
For the PS VR launch, we’ve added a bunch of superior enhancements to the sport, making certain this really is the definitive Rhythm ‘n Bullets expertise.
Firstly, we added a brand new problem system that rewards you for exploring all the sport has to supply. We needed to make sure that anybody who performs the sport will get rewarded, whereas additionally giving completionists much more issues to seek out (apart from that high slot on the leaderboards). From marketing campaign clears to infinite mode runs, there’s one thing for everybody to chase and full. And what do you get for ending these difficult new aims? Ships skins! These skins mean you can customise how your ships look if you play, throughout any mode. Each is a model new look that basically stands out, with a singular paint job and shade scheme. Gather all of them, in the event you can.
We additionally made large enhancements to the music technology system, which dynamically adjusts the sound results which are performed based mostly on the music. Our generative notes now higher match the monitor enjoying within the degree, which significantly enhances the audio expertise on every degree.
This launch additionally contains full localization for French, Italian, German, and Spanish, so extra of our buddies all over the world can play.
Lastly, we added a model new degree theme Retro, which incorporates model new music and an summary surroundings that feels straight from the 2000s period of gaming. The Retro theme is impressed by traditional video games from our lives, and is designed as a nostalgic journey again into the video games we beloved up to now. With a rockin’ chiptune impressed soundtrack, we thought there was no higher solution to make this the true definitive model of the sport.
We’re so excited to be bringing the superior retro arcade motion of Rhythm ‘n Bullets to PlayStation, and may’t wait to see you all climbing the leaderboards this July.