Nickelodeon have announced that it is bringing a number of their popular series to the upcoming Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 event. This includes the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, INVADER ZIM and more as they are brought to life via the power of virtual reality (VR) in one-of-a-kind VR and real-world experiences.
Located at their 1,800 square-foot booth (#4113) on the show floor, Nickelodeon will put on a grand display including a showcase of the upcoming animation series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which reimagine the famous band of brothers as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City. A select number of attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Live” experience, which uses VR technology to make an immersive title that brings the world and characters of the show to life. Users will be able to have a live conversation with Mikey and Donnie, voiced live on the show floor by Mychal Smith and Josh Brener, respectively.
This one-of-a-kind experience has been created by Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab, the network’s division that spearheads research and development efforts around new technologies such as VR, mixed reality (MR), augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) for Nickelodeon and its audience. Their first social VR experience was Slime Zone which debuted at IMAX VR centres globally earlier in the year. Recently the company announced a financial investment in Dreamscape Immersive as well, which is a location-based VR startup, whereby both entities have committed to produce an experience using Nickelodeon’s IP for kids and families.
Also during the Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 event Nickelodeon will showcase the upcoming INVADER ZIM original TV movie; the return of Double Dare, a reboot of the iconic game show; the hit animated series The loud House, which follows 11-year-old Lincoln Loud’s life with his 10 sisters; and Reptar from Rugrats, who will be found tower over the Nickelodeon booth. There will also be two panels during the event: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, featuring the new voice cast and a sneak peek at the upcoming series; and INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus!, which will be a reunion with the original voice cast celebrating the upcoming TV moive.
Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 event is running from July 19th to July 22nd. There are many activities planned to happen at and around the booth so make sure to explore to get hands on with everything including the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Live experience. For more information on Nickelodeon and Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 in the future, keep reading VRFocus.