Evangelion 3D Virtual Avatars Offered in PlayStation Home
posted on by Egan Loo
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) launched a seven-week Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo tie-in campaign on Thursday, and part of the campaign includes 3D Rei costumes for SCEJ's PlayStation Home virtual platform. The campaign promotes the November 17 opening of the next Evangelion film by offering items in the online PlayStation Store and PlayStation Home every week.
For the next three weeks, the PlayStation Store is distributing custom 2D PlayStation 3 avatars and custom PS3 or PSP themes. Starting Thursday, five character avatars are available separately for 100 yen (about US$1.30) each, or in a set with a bonus avatar for 400 yen (US$5). The store will then offer 10 custom character themes for 100 yen, as well as a set of 15 for 800 yen (US$10), on October 4. A custom Evangelion Racing theme set will follow on October 11 for 300 yen (US$4).
Then, on October 17, PlayStation Home will offer the first set of 3D avatar costumes: Rei Ayanami's plugsuit (500 yen/US$6.40), Rei Ayanami herself (250 yen/US$3.20), and a virtual recreation of the real-life Radio Eva The Beast jacket (male/female for 150 yen/US$1.90 each).
PlayStation Home will offer three more weekly costume sets, but they are still being kept secret.
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