Tequila Works, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR), MWM Interactive (MWMi) and Perp Games revealed that a physical release of Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is coming to PlayStation VR, on December 6 in EU Territories. A North American Release Date will follow.
Published by SPVR, produced by SPVR and MWMi and developed by Tequila Works, Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son tells a modern-day, comedic story featuring puzzles, a time loop and branching narrative gameplay. Based on the hit 1993 film, Groundhog Day, players will revisit Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as Phil Connors Jr., the son of the protagonist of the iconic film, and be forced to relive the same day over and over until learning the true value of friends and family.
From Tequila Works, the developers of RIME, The Sexy Brutale, and The Invisible Hours, Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is a modern-day, comedic story with branching narrative gameplay built from the ground up for Virtual Reality.
With a humour suited to fans of the original film and a continuation of its beloved story, Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, is a perfect gift for PSVR owners when it releases, this December.
Of the announcement, Raul Rubio, CEO and Creative Director of Tequila Works, says “Groundhog Day is a timeless classic, a tragic comedy –or a comedic tragedy? – of philosophical tones. We are big fans of the original movie so, of course, we were in for the sequel… in VR! With Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son we wanted players to come for the lulz but stay for the depth. The journey from selfish to selfless is plagued with hilarity, introspection and many, many loops. We are delighted that fans can put this refreshing and narrative-complex VR title on the self, next to its illustrious predecessor, as a resonating monument to all daddy issues in the world. To World peace!”
Rob Edwards, Managing Director of Perp Games, is delighted to be working on such a beloved intellectual property. “Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is one of the most talked-about VR games of the year, coming from one of the most talented VR studios in the world. We can’t wait for retailers to be able to offer to take the trip back to Punxsutawney later this year and are thrilled to have been given the chance to work with Sony Pictures Virtual Reality to bring this game to a wider audience”.
Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son comes to retail on PSVR in EU Territories on December 6. A North American Physical Date will follow.