Location-based virtual reality (VR) spin-off of the new The Mummy movie from Universal Pictures, titled The Mummy Prodigium Strike now has tickets available.
Fans can experience The Mummy Prodigium Strike at the IMAX VR centres in Los Angeles and New York, or at the Hollywood & Highland Centre in Los Angeles. Tickets at the IMAX VR centre will cost $12 (USD) whereas tickets for the Hollywood & Highland Centre will cost $15.
The Mummy Prodigium Strike was developed as a partnership between Universal, IMAX and location-based VR content creators Starbreeze Studios. In the experience, players will take on the role of a Prodigium agent who has been tasked with locating and capturing the ancient Egyptian princess Ahmanet, a task complicated by the hordes of ravens, spiders and undead. Players will need to protect fellow agents as The Mummy increases in power. Like the movie it is based on, The Mummy Prodigium Strike is set in Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ – a shared cinematic universe similar to Marvel’s cinematic universe.
The experience uses Starbreeze Studios 210-degree VR headset, the StarVR and several 4D elements to enhance and create a more immersive experience. The same technology was also used for The Walking Dead VR experience.
“As Universal makes a strategic push into gaming, we felt The Mummy was the perfect place to start,” said Chris Heatherly, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Games and Digital Platforms, Universal Brand Development. “We worked with the best developers in their fields and took creative risks to imagine exciting new ways for fans to enter the Dark Universe.”
A mobile spin-off title is also due to be launched later in June, and a console videogame for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam is expected to be launched in August.
VRFocus will bring you further news on location-based VR experiences as it becomes available.