Bandai Namco to Open VR Entertainment Zone

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced it will open a VR entertainment facility in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo, Japan, titled “VR Zone Shinjuku.”

April 6, 2018

Bandai Namco to Open VR Entertainment Zone

“VR Zone Shinjuku” will feature VR activities highlighting “Dragon Ball,” “Evangelion,”

Ghost in the Shell

and “Mario Kart, among others.

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced it will open a VR entertainment facility in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo, Japan, titled “VR Zone Shinjuku.”

Building on the success of its predecessor, “VR Zone Project I Can,” the new VR zone will feature more than 15 activities–including “Dragon Ball VR Master the Kamehameha,” “Evangelion VR The Throne of Souls,” “Ghost in the Shell Arise: Stealth Hounds” and “Mario Kart Arcade GP VR.” It will also include a range of new non-IP VR activities where guests will be able to explore a fantasy world, a dinosaur survival run and more.

Additionally, Bandai Namco has partnered with digital art group Naked to develop projection mapping installations in and out of the facility. The exterior will showcase a projection of Pac-Man, among other images, while the inside will feature a “Center Tree” posing as the interface of the facility, which will allow visitors to interact with the building via touch.

Bandai Namco is also planning to install a selection of the VR

activities in more than 20 locations worldwide.

“‘VR Zone Shinjuku’ will be the flagship location for the next-generation of entertainment,” says Yoshiyasu Horiuchi, executive officer, Bandai Namco. “A place where Bandai Namco Entertainment carries out new challenges, delivers excitement and amazement to visitors from across the globe.”

“VR Zone Shinjuku” will open in Tokyo on July 14.

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