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Westfield World Trade Center Hosting Tribeca Virtual Reality Arcade

Today Tribeca Enterprises has announced a collaboration with Westfield World Trade Center in New York City to bring virtual reality (VR) to visitors with the Tribeca Virtual Reality Arcade. Starting from tomorrow those going to the center will be able to enjoy four immersive experiences across eight viewing stations for free.

The four available experiences will be Baobab Studios’ Invasion!; Invisible by Jaunt, Samung, 30 Ninjas and Doug Liman; KIDS from Here be Dragons and KÁ The Battle Within by Felix & Paul Studios.

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Invasion! is an animated short narrated by Ethan Hawke. In it two aliens land on Earth with destruction and devastation in mind. Only they come across two unlikely heroes, a pair of fluffy white rabbits.

Invisible is a supernatural drama about an old New York family, the Ashlands, whose reach extends into the largest corporations and governments in the world.

KIDS is an experience that follows two teenagers, a boy and girl, who live across the street from one another in the city and witness to each other’s lives through their windows.

KÀ The Battle Within, is a theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil based around two rival clans from an ancient and mythical world confronting one another in a furious clash of vertiginous acrobatics and combat.

“Tribeca is known for our world-class curation of Virtual Reality films and experiential storytelling.  We are looking forward to bringing our Virtual Arcade to Westfield’s iconic destination to showcase our work outside of our April Festival and highlight these exceptional creators cutting-edge cinematic experiences,” said Andrew Essex, CEO Tribeca Enterprises.

The Tribeca Virtual Reality Arcade will be open across three weekends this month:

Friday, 4th November – Sunday, 6th November, 12-8pm

Friday, 11th November – Sunday, 13th November, 12-8pm

Friday, 18th November – Sunday, 20th November, 12-8pm

“Without a doubt, this Virtual Reality Arcade has the power to rewrite the rules of cinematic storytelling and give our visitors the chance to lose themselves in startlingly lifelike digital worlds,” said Westfield’s Chief Operating Officer, William Hecht.  “We can’t wait to see the reactions on our guests’ faces as they look up, down, and all around while experiencing surprise, wonder—sometimes fear—and other times astonishment when watching this truly mind-blowing VR content.”

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