Well here’s a surprise; Dick Wilde 2 is in the works and it’s coming next month.
Developer Bolvërk Games announced the sequel to its popular wave shooter today. The original Dick Wilde cast you as a hillbilly that cleared swamps of vicious wildlife using home-made weaponry. For the sequel, Bolvërk is adding in a literal raft of requested features. Check out the trailer below.
For starters, there’s now co-op play. Two friends can team up as Dick’s apprentices to tackle a new range of levels together. Crucially, this feature is cross-platform across all headsets so you should be able to find friends to play with ease.
It also looks like levels in Dick Wilde 2 will have linear progression, whereas players were stationary in the original. As you fight your way through the hordes you’ll also be able to buy new weapons. Elsewhere the game is adding new difficulty settings (the original was pretty brutal), more power-ups and varied boss fights.
The original game was a polished wave shooter, though we took issue with its tone and humor. In a press release, Bolvërk touted the game as a ‘fantastic commercial success’ so we were probably alone in that one. It was a great workout, though! We’re looking forward to seeing how the sequel holds up.
Dick Wilde 2 will launch on PSVR, Rift and Vive in February. The PSVR version will support both the Move controllers and the snazzy PlayStation Aim controller. No word yet on other versions but this sure looks like a good fit for Oculus Quest, no?
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