Much like Tetris, Taito’s Puzzle Bobble is a classic which has graced many a videogame platform over the years due to its simple yet addictive gameplay style. Today, Taito Corporation has announced that virtual reality (VR) specialist Survios is currently developing a Puzzle Bobble version for Oculus Quest.
Few details have so far been revealed other than the project’s existence and the single image (seen above). You’ll be able to use a catapult to fire those coloured orbs at a floating selection, trying to score as many points as possible by building combos.
In a YouTube presentation Taito’s Yuichi Toyama said: “This new title will star Bub, [the] main character of Bubble Bobble, in a new VR version of the puzzle game, Puzzle Bobble (a.k.a. Bust-a-Move). We’re currently developing this with Survios. You’ll be able to enjoy the familiar, lovable world of Puzzle Bobble in 3D. This title is scheduled to feature new tracks from Taito’s sound team, Zuntata.”
When the videogame will be released as well as gameplay modes have yet to be announced.
Currently, the major title everyone’s awaiting form Survios is The Walking Dead Onslaught which the studio is developing in collaboration with AMC. Originally due for release at the end of 2019, the project was pushed back to an unspecified point in 2020. This month saw a video from Norman Reedus appear, the actor revealing he had just finished his voice recordings. A new gameplay reveal is expected this summer.
VRFocus has already played an early version The Walking Dead Onslaught last year and was impressed by what was shown.
As Survios unveils further details about both of these upcoming projects, VRFocus will let you know.
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