Gundam VR Daiba Assault's Promo Video Shows Tohru Furuya Experiencing VR
posted on by Jordain Haley-Banez & Rafael Antonio Pineda
Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a promotional video on Thursday for the "Gundam VR Daiba Assault" virtual-reality experience. The video features Amuro Ray's voice actor Tohru Furuya as he tries out the experience for himself. The video also reveals clips of the experience from the viewer's eyes, showing that the scene is equipped with 360-degree immersion.
The "VR ZONE Project i Can" area at the Diver City Tokyo Plaza began hosting the experience on Friday. Diver City Tokyo Plaza on Tokyo's artificial island of Odaiba is also the location of the life-size Gundam statue, a Gundam Cafe, and the Gundam Front Tokyo entertainment space.
The VR experience features players clinging to the hand of the life-size Gundam statue featured on Odaiba as it fights. Players can also feel the shaking and tremors of the experience. The experience lasts eight minutes, and costs 1,000 yen (about US$10).
VR Project i Can is Bandai Namco Entertainment's space for researching VR entertainment. The area opened on April 15 and will close on October 10.