Groundhog Day’s VR sequel (yes, that’s a real thing), will be with you very, very soon.
Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is releasing on September 17th on Rift, Vive and PSVR. Index support isn’t mentioned but it’d be safe to assume the game at least works with the headset. Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and MWM Immersive confirmed the news just ahead of Gamescom this week, where the game is on show. It’ll cost $29.99 at launch.
If you’re a PlayStation Plus member, you can pre-order now for $26.99 instead. Oh, and you get a copy of the movie, too.
Like Father Like Son is a full sequel to the classic Bill Murray comedy. As the name suggests, you play as Murray’s character’s son, Phil Connors Jr. He returns to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania for the annual Groundhog Day festival. Wouldn’t you know it; he ends up stuck in the exact same loop as his dad did. Connors is forced to live out the same day over and over again until he finds a way to break the cycle.
As the new trailer above shows, that will involve a lot of puzzle-solving. It looks pretty interesting, like a modern take on the classic story. Importantly, it doesn’t look like the game is shying away from VR character interaction. Fans of the film will definitely spot some familiar locations too. If this overlaps the movie with interaction like we think it might, it’ll be a winner.
The game’s developed by Tequila Works, the team behind The Invisible Hours. It seems like a strange fit, but we’re hoping they’ve got something special on their hands. We’ll be at Gamescom so we’ll try to bring you impressions when we can. And, no, no word on a Quest version yet.