Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son Announced for PSVR

By Rebecca Smith, 4 months ago
You may be surprised to find out Harold Ramis and Danny Rubin's renowned film Groundhog Day is nearly 26 years old. For those who are too young to remember it, the film tells the story of a weatherman who travels to a small town called Punxsutawney to cover their traditional Groundhog Day event, but finds himself having to relive the same day over and over again. Groundhog Day is an event that exists in real life, and it was held over the weekend. To coincide with the timing of the event, The Invisible Hours, RIME, and Deadlight's creator Tequila Works has revealed their latest title, Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son, that's a follow up to the aforementioned film.

Players assume the role of the son of the film's protagonist, Phil Connors. Phil Connors Jr. has never lived up to his father's reputation, but then he gets his chance when he also ends up trapped in Punxsutawney and history repeats itself in more way than one. As time keeps looping back around and he repeats the day, players will be able to experience "multiple branching narratives" and be able to interact with all of the characters around them. How long will it take Phil to realise he needs to value his friends and family before the torture ends?

The original story has been written by James Siciliano (Rick and Morty) and Telltale alumnus Joshua Rubin, and the game is developer specifically for PlayStation VR. By looking for clues that are hidden right in front of the players' eyes, they can piece together the story themselves, but they're not just a vehicle for the story to be told. Their actions will affect the way the story plays out, meaning every conversation and action counts. Take a look at what you can expect in the teaser trailer below.

Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is due to be released on PSVR later this year.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son trophies.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.