Director Zack Snyder knows a thing or two about zombies considering his reboot of Romero’s classic Dawn of the Dead (2004) and then last week saw the highly anticipated launch of Army of the Dead over on Netflix. He’s got big plans for the franchise which, as it turns out, includes a virtual reality (VR) experience called Viva Las Vengence.
Starting in North America this summer Army Of The Dead – Viva Las Vengeance: A VR Experience is going to be a team-based VR shooter set within a mobile taco truck. Up to six players will be able to gear up with Valve Index headsets and StrikerVR guns to take on hordes of the living dead and help rescue survivors.
“It’s time to take matters into your own hands! Helpless civilians are trapped inside the walls confining zombie-infested Las Vegas, and the Las Vengeance crew needs your help rescuing them,” the description explains. “You’ll feel every bump and turn as you shoot your way through zombie-filled streets in an epic adventure. Should you make it out in one piece, you’ll be able to immortalize the mission’s success with exclusive merch and photo ops at the end of the experience.”
The entire experience will take place inside the trailer, so there’s no locomotion for players to worry about, just shooting zombies through the grills. You can even play seated by the look of it. Viva Las Vengence: A VR Experience will clock in at 30 minutes, with prices starting from $24 USD.
“The experience combines state of the art VR with fan-favourite elements of the movie, that will make for an unforgettable tour,” said Snyder in a statement. “Get ready to roll the dice with the undead as you battle your way through hordes of the zombies across a Vegas wasteland.”
The tactical taco truck will start its 10+ month US tour this July, kicking off in Los Angeles and New York City and travelling to: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. It’ll also head to European locations including London, Madrid, Berlin and Paris at a later date.
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