“Phil? Phil Jr.? Don’t tell me you don’t recognize old Ned the Head!”
Sony Pictures Virtual Reality has announced Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, a VR game that is set 26 years after the famous Harold Ramis film starring Bill Murray.
Developed by Tequila Works, the makers of Rime, the game features an original story that includes characters from the 1993 film, and will be coming later this year to PSVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. A teaser trailer for the game can be seen below.
The game puts players in the shoes of Phil Connors Jr., the son of Bill Murray’s character from the film. In Like Father Like Son, Phil Connors Jr. is trapped back home in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and just like his father, is forced to repeat the same day over and over again.
For more on VR, read our review of Astro Bot Rescue Mission for PSVR, which we called “Amazing” saying “It’s hard to overstate how incredibly different and exciting Astro Bot Rescue Mission’s new perspective is for the platform genre.”
For more on Groundhog Day, read our review of the film on Blu-ray. While you’re at it, check out how Bill Murray and Harold Ramis began their 20-year feud during the filming of the movie – luckily, they made amends over a box of doughnuts prior to Ramis’ passing in 2014.
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