Five for Co Ltd have announced that its upcoming virtual reality (VR) location-based experience VR Ninja Dojo will get its worldwide debut at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida in early November. To coincide with this announcement, the company has also launched the first promotional trailer for the experience.
VR Ninja Dojo is planned to open in Kanda, Tokyo in February, 2019, where it will provide visitors to Japan with what the company describes as an ‘unforgettable ninja adventure’.
The VR experience combines exercise, martial arts training, performances by trained experts and a final ‘test’ of the skills of the participants designed to add up to an immersive ninjas experience for visitors.
Players will dress in ninja costumes and take part in ‘ninja training’ in VR, learning things such as swordplay, how to throw shuriken (throwing stars), martial arts techniques and the illusive practise of stealth and ninjutsu.
Visitors will then be faces with a final test to earn their ‘ninja status’, donning a VR headset to enter a virtual world and put their skills to use facing a horde of enemies who can be dispatched as part of a ‘ninja battle experience’.
Friends and family can also enjoy the action by watching on outside monitors. Those not wearing VR headsets will also be able to enjoy the performances by high-level players and the ‘ninja master’ staff.
The building where the VR Ninja Dojo will be located is planned to be decorated with suitable Japanese cultural theming, and professional martial artists and performers will act as instructors. The monsters that players will face in the VR world have been designed based on monsters from Japanese mythology to further tie into the theme.
VR Ninja Dojo will debut at IAAPA Expo in Orlando Florida on 13th November, 2018, with its launch at the Kanda, Tokyo location expected for 10th February, 2019. Further information can be found on the official VR Ninja Dojo website.
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