Godzilla has been quite the historical character to celebrate the 65th Anniversary this year since the first film was released in 1954. GODZILLA VR, created by BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Inc. and licensed by TOHO CO., LTD., is set to bring the monster even closer than ever before in an incredibly immersive and action-packed experience. BANDAI NAMCO Amusement and HTC VIVE maintain their exclusive partnership by equipping players with the VIVE Pro headset. Graham Wheeler, General Manager for HTC Vive Europe said: "We are looking forward to working again with BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe and Hollywood Bowl on their latest venture. After the resounding success of last year's Mario Kart partnership, HTC Vive continues to put location-based virtual reality at its forefront for VR fans".
Players will board one of two motion-based seats with dual joystick controls and prepare to be transported to the terrorized city of Tokyo. You will enter the experience in the cockpit of an attack helicopter as part of the team to take down the gigantic GODZILLA. First you must weaken the beast, then launch the newly developed 'Blood Coagulant Missile' into its mouth in this destructive and devastating battle to save the city.
Matt Bradley, VR Project Manager for BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd: "We're extremely pleased to announce the release of GODZILLA VR to the UK and to further expand our library of experiences. This UK release has been brought about by the growing demand in thrilling, active experiences and the great interest the public has in Virtual Reality. Following its London launch, we hope to see GODZILLA VR rolled out to further VR ZONE Portal locations in 2020."
The GODZILLA VR experience will be bookable in advance, with limited spaces on the day, with full information available at: https://www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/amusements/virtual-reality
About BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe
A subsidiary of BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Inc., a multi-billion Yen company involved in the development of amusement machines since 1955, BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd is the coin-operated amusement machine supply company serving the EMEA and other regions.
BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe Ltd.'s trading brands include 'BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Inc.', the distribution arm serving the UK, Ireland, Middle East, Europe and Africa, which distributes machine spares, components and ancillary products, BANDAI NAMCO Prize which supplies prize and consumable products throughout this industry and BANDAI NAMCO Managements Solutions which offers "cashless" payment systems to retail locations
About HTC VIVE
VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform, built an optimized for room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions. Built on the SteamVR platform, Vive delivers on the promise of VR with game-changing technology and best-in-class content. Vive has created the strongest ecosystem for VR hardware and software, bringing VR to consumers, developers and enterprises alike. The Vive ecosystem is built around the best VR hardware in market, supported by Vive X, a $100 million accelerator for VR and related technology start-ups, Viveport, a global platform and app store for VR that operates in more than 60 countries, and Vive Studios, its VR content development and publishing initiative.
About Hollywood Bowl
Hollywood Bowl is part of The Hollywood Bowl Group, the UK's leading ten-pin bowling business with 59 centres operating under the Hollywood Bowl, AMF Bowling and Bowlplex brands. Specialising in modern, high quality bowling centres, Hollywood Bowl has built a reputation for delivering outstanding family entertainment in venues that, due to their unique nature, are also aspirational leisure destinations for young adults and perfect for corporate parties and events.
Hollywood Bowl has modernised the customer bowling experience. Centres offer state-of-the-art booking systems, premium American diners, licensed bars, Costa Coffee outlets and exclusive pre-bookable VIP lanes.