VR Meets Classic Mecha Anime

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Kids of the 90’s might know about the classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. Bandai-Namco, the company that owns the rights to the franchise, has backed “Project I Can” in creating a VR experience called “Evangelion VR: The throne of Souls”, wherein users can pilot a VR Eva using an HTC Vive and a custom cockpit.

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Project I Can will introduce both the experience and the customized “entry plug” (the in-anime term for the Eva cockpit) in a newly revealed VR arcade facility at Shinjuku, Tokyo. The cockpit will also feature specialized joystick controllers to simulate the experience of the anime entry plug.

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The arcade experience will have users fight against the featured enemies in the anime series called “angels”, and will support cooperative play and adapt in-anime technologies into the experience to dazzle fans and new users alike.

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