The hugely popular television series Vikings will return with a two-hour premiere on 29th November 2017, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con International today. Accompanying this new season will be VIKINGS VR, a wholly original virtual reality (VR) app that will transport viewers inside the drama for the first time.
Launching in conjunction with Fan Expo Canada, 31st August – 3rd September 2017, the app offers an immersive, in-world 360° experience where users are enveloped into scenes filmed on the set of Vikings and starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Alex Høgh Andersen, Peter Franzén, and many more key cast members. The exclusive VR scenes include an intense battle in Kattegat; an argument about war strategy between Ragnar’s sons; a prophecy from the mystical Seer; and a vow of vengeance by Bishop Heahmund, plus behind-the-scenes content.
“This series has a fiercely loyal and dedicated fan base and they’re hungry for more content that can make them feel a part of the Vikings tribe,” said Daniel Eves, Senior Vice President of Specialty Networks, Corus Entertainment. “Following the tremendous success of the immersive website Vikings: A World Revealed, we’re thrilled to augment the virtual Vikings experience while also elevating the brand across this emerging platform.”
Fans can visit the HISTORY booth at Fan Expo Canada to experience VIKINGS VR and receive a collectible Vikings-branded Cardboard VR viewer. The app is free and available beginning 31st August 2017, exclusively in Canada on the iTunes App Store and on Google Play with multiple ways to enjoy the 360° experience, including Cardboard VR viewers, VR headsets, YouTube, Facebook, and Littlstar. Corus has developed and commissioned VIKINGS VR in association with Vikings producers Take 5 Productions and Thinkingbox.
No details have yet been announced for an international rollout of the VIKINGS VR app, but VRFocus will of course keep you updated with all the latest details.