It looks like Bandai Namco is one-step ahead of the Virtual Reality World, as it is set to open virtual reality arcades in Japan and overseas.
The first virtual reality arcade will open on July 14, 2017 in the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo. It will be called VR Zone Shinjuku, and will be two-stories, have 3500 sq. meters of floor space, and more than 15 VR games. They will also have a food court, so you can recharge for more fun. Checkout the VR fun here:
But Bandai Namco has plans for world domination–at least in the VR Arcade world, as it will open the first overseas VR arcade in London later this summer.
The VR attractions in Shinjuku will carry games like Mario Kart, but they will also have anime! You will be able to see titles such as “Dragon Ball Z,” “Ghost in the Shell” and “Neon Genesis Evangelion.”
Visitors can make reservations online for advance tickets at ¥4,400, which will allow them to play four VR attractions. Each additional attraction will cost ¥1,200.
For those without reservations, the entrance fee will be ¥800, and each game will run ¥1,200.
Bandai Namco said it plans to run VR Zone Shinjuku until March 2019 and aims to attract 1 million visitors.