On ALIEN Day, April 26, Aliens will descent on The Outlets at Orange in Orange County, California. There, you up to three others, will be able to roam the creepy world of Aliens in tether-free VR experience. Make no mistake, though. This isn’t your typical VR experience. With ALIEN: DESCENT, it is free-roaming, which means you and your squad will be moving through the virtual world without the burden of PC backpacks or restriction of cables. The only things you’d be wearing will be special wireless VR headset and motion-tracking sensors on your arms and legs.
Oh, wait. Also, you and your squad will be issued with custom-designed VR weapons too because, it is the very reason you guys are there: to kick some face-huggers and Xenomorphs ass. In this unique (and no doubt, uber creepy) experience, players will join elite squad of Colonial Marines dispatched to check out a distress signal sent from a Weyland-Yutani mining outpost. So, your squad’s mission is pretty straightforward: get in, contain whatever threat that comes along, quarantine any survivors and ensure those who survived, continue to do so – all while making sure you and the rest of squad are alive to kick some face-huggers and Aliens butt.
As players move through the room, physical cues like environmental effects, motion platforms and “other surprises” will further immersion. ALIEN: DESCENT free-roaming experience is made possible by Pure Imagination Studios and FoxNext Destinations, the location-based entertainment arm of 20th Century Fox’s and Fox Network’s next-generation media unit FoxNext, using first-of-its-kind wireless technology developed by Pure Imagination Studios. Here’s what president of FoxNext, Salil Mehta, has to say about ALIEN: DESCENT:
“VR attractions bring together immersive entertainment with social experiences that can’t be replicated in the living room. The rich storytelling opportunities in the Alien universe makes it a perfect fit for cutting-edge destination entertainment. Plus, who doesn’t want to battle Xenomorphs and save the world?”
Duh. Definitely not me. I prefer to be on the outside, witnessing grown men scream like little girls. Nah. Just kidding. Obviously, I am up for some Aliens slaying session, but first, I think I will need my Bane mask cos’ I am not about to be impregnated by some alien shit. I can’t even deal with regular gastric pain, much less having a creature that decides to pull a caesarean section from the inside out. Kidding. The VR experience isn’t that immersive, yet. I am just overthinking here. In the event that you ever feel squeamish in the midst of the action, you’d be glad that it is not going to last forever. The battle will only last for around 15 minutes.
ALIEN: DESCENT will open on April 26, at the Outlets at Orange. But if you are really all pumped about it, I suggest you not wait until then to get your ticket at ground zero. In fact, you should be booking your ticket ahead from ALIEN: DESCENT website. Expect to be shelling out 22 bucks per person per session. In case you don’t already know, April 26 is the designated “ALIEN DAY” because, 426 is a nod to the planet LV-426 from the epic Alien (Twentieth Century Fox, 1979) film.
Images courtesy of ALIEN: DESCENT.
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