Minority Media, the virtual reality (VR) developer behind Time Machine VR has announced a new location-based entertainment (LBE) experience in collaboration with Hasbro, Transformers: VR Battle Arena.
The LBE title offers a 4-player, PvP experience where players can jump into some of the most famous Autobots and Decepticons to battle for supremacy. The Allspark has shattered into pieces around the planet and it’s up to players to collect these fragments whilst battling other Cybertronians. With three roomscale environments to navigate – a refinery, a cityscape and the docks – the player with the most shards at the end wins.
Transformers: VR Battle Arena has been designed as an all-in-one attraction for venue operators. The arena has a small footprint ideal for most arcades and the system only requires one person to operate it.
“An out-of-home multiplayer virtual reality game is an exciting way to put fans right into the middle of the larger-than-life action associated with the Transformers franchise,” notes Casey Collins, GM & SVP of Entertainment and Licensing at Hasbro in a statement. “Now anyone can become the heroic Autobots Optimus Prime or Bumblebee, or unleash their inner Decepticon by stepping into the role of Megatron or Soundwave for a massively fun battle on the epic scale fans have come to expect.”
“There are generations of fans who will now be able to experience actually becoming one of the huge Transformers bots,” adds Vander Caballero, CEO of Minority Media, the award-winning game studio that created the popular location-based entertainment multiplayer VR game Chaos Jump. “Minority Media and Hasbro have come together to craft a heart-pounding player versus player battle – a truly fun and immersive Transformers adventure that delivers the awe-inspiring thrill of being and seeing building-sized Transformers robots as you chase and fight your way through this game.”
Transformers: VR Battle Arena will make its public debut at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando later this month (19th-22nd November). To keep players coming back for more Minority Media and Hasbro will add further characters, new team play modes, additional battle arenas, more powerups, and new weapons after launch. As news of Transformers: VR Battle Arena locations appears, VRFocus will let you know.