Marvel and Disney Reveal New VR Content

In addition to the raft of other big announcements at the Oculus Connect event was the slightly lower-key reveal of some of the new and updated content that Oculus Rift users can expect to come to virtual reality (VR) from Disney, Pixar and Marvel.

Lots of comic books fans are already excited for the upcoming title Marvel Powers United VR, but now it has been revealed that players will be able to wield the mighty hammer of the gods, Mjolnir and play as Thor, the God of Thunder. The short trailer gives a brief demonstration of some of Thor’s abilities, including the power to zap foes with lightning and throw Mjolnir for the full smiting experience. Marvel Powers United VR has already revealed a few of the playable characters who will be available, including Captain Marvel and Rocket Raccoon. The title is expected to be released some time in 2018.

You can watch the trailer for the reveal of Thor below.

Also upcoming from Disney will be a VR tie-in to Pixar’s new animated film, a story called Coco, themed around the famous Mexican celebration the Day of the Dead. The VR experience is being designed to let users enter and explore the fantastic, stylistic world inspired by the art and decorations featured in the Dia de los Muertos festivals that take place in Mexico and various US cities such as Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas.

The Coco VR experience is being developed by Pixar in collaboration with Oculus, and will mark the first time the famous animation studio has ventured into VR. Coco VR is due to come to Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR on the 22nd November, 2017, the same date that the feature film is due for release.

VRFocus will bring you further news on new VR content from Disney as it becomes available.