After Bloody Zombies, Playstation VR owners are getting another pixelated smash it up game in the form of Smash Hit Plunder. Only, this time, it’s not a side scroller but rather a magical adventure in a haunted castle, and you’re not fighting zombies but smashing through as much of the castle as possible. Triangular Pixels, the studio behind Unseen Diplomacy, have announced a new game called Smash Hit Plunder for Playstation VR – a game where it’s your duty to be as destructive as possible.
In Smash Hit Plunder you play a young mage who just came home from magic school to find your family has squandered away their large fortune and lost their home to Mordred (Arthurian rip-off?), a sneaky spiritual debt collector. So in order to get your home back, you tear through Castle Carvasso and start wrecking everything in sight for any loot that can pay off the family debts and help you buy back your home. Sure it doesn’t entirely make sense – since Mordred now owns this castle anyway, but let’s just go with it I guess. Anyway, so while tearing through the castle, using your magic wand, you’ll soon find that you’re not alone. In your mad dash to get some cash, you’ll come face to face with some other-worldly ancestors.
Check out the trailer below:
Smash Hit Plunder offers three gameplay modes that can be played in singleplayer or co-op. These include a ‘Treasure Runt’ where you have to gather as much loot as you can in a timed session, a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ where you have to (of course) find specific items, as well as a ‘Free Play’ mode where you can explore at your own pace. Besides these, the game also offers two ‘versus’ multiplayer modes called ‘Poltergeist Panic’ and ‘Jewel Duel’. You can use the Move Controllers or DS4 pad for VR and the standard controllers for 2D play.
The co-op and versus options in the game are played with up to three friends via the 2D social screen. So you can challenge your friends and family right in the comfort of your living room as you play in VR and they play on the television. This type of gameplay is actually quite popular at the moment, with games like League of War also making use of a social screen multiplayer. Judging from the video above, it looks like VR players will have teleportation movement while their flat screen partners in crime will be able to move around freely.
The release date for this arcade-style smash it up game hasn’t been announced yet, but it looks to be somewhere in 2018. We’ll keep you up to date on any new developments surrounding Smash Hit Plunder.