Next month will see the theatrical release of Jumanji: The Next Level in cinemas worldwide. To help promote the new film Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) has teamed up with location-based entertainment (LBE) specialist The VOID on an immersive experience called Jumanji: Reverse the Curse.
Up to four players will be able to take on the roles of Dr. Bravestone, Ruby Roundhouse, Professor Oberon and “Mouse” Finbar in an effort to save Jumanji from a new terror. The quest is to rescue the Scepter of Se’payu containing the Red Jewel of Jumanji and return it to the temple from which it was stolen. All while evading man-eating wildlife, navigating across treacherous landscape and battling evil henchmen.
“Since first collaborating on Ghostbusters: Dimension, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality has continued to believe in our unique ability to bring stories to life in a fully immersive, social and dynamic way,” said Curtis Hickman, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The VOID in a statement. “Through close collaboration on this project, we have been able to develop a dimension that is more interactive and immersive than any VOID experience has ever been before. Utilizing new technology and more illusion design, Jumanji: Reverse the Curse is a true adventure that travellers will want to experience over and over again.”
“As the characters in Jumanji are pulled into the game, we naturally had the idea to create a VR experience where fans can do the same. What’s more fun for moviegoers than to have the chance to live in VR as the characters they love – and, like in the movie, players will have to work together as a team to win the game and save Jumanji,” said Jake Zim, SVP, virtual reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “We had a fantastic experience working with The VOID with Ghostbusters: Dimension and are excited to take immersive entertainment to the next level with this new Jumanji story.”
Jumanji: The Next Level will be available at select The VOID locations from 27th November 2019. Tickets will go on pre-sale from 16th November, no price has been revealed at the moment. For further updates keep reading VRFocus.
The VOID locations featuring Jumanji: The Next Level:
- Cinemark West Plano, Plano, Texas
- Grand Canal Shoppes in The Venetian and The Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, California
- Westfield San Francisco Centre, San Francisco, California
- The Battery Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
- Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- The Rec Room at Square One, Mississauga, Ontario
- The Rec Room Toronto Roundhouse, Toronto, Ontario
- The Rec Room West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta
- Resorts World Genting, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia
- Tysons Corner, McLean, Virginia