We recently told you that the Paranormal Activity franchise is becoming a fully immersive experience courtesy of a virtual reality video game, and now we bring the awesome news that select AMC Theatres will be providing game demos to those who attend this weekend’s showings of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension at select locations. Read on for everything you need to know!
From the Press Release:
VRWERX, in collaboration with Paramount Pictures and AMC Theatres, will be bringing the new Paranormal Activity VR Game Demo to movie theatres across the United States. From October 22-24, the game demo will be available to play for free on the HTC Vive powered by SteamVR in select AMC locations in major markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and San Francisco, giving moviegoers the unique opportunity to experience the immersive first-person virtual reality survival horror game before it is released to the public. The game’s demo debut at AMC will coincide with the release of the newest film in the popular franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, which opens October 22 with 7:00 p.m. showings.
“The timing couldn’t be better for the reveal of our Paranormal Activity VR Game Demo,” said Russell Naftal, Co Managing Partner of Beast MG/VRWERX. “With the Paranormal Activity VR Game Demo, we’ve created an entirely unmatched horror experience on this amazing new platform. We can’t wait for everyone to play the full game this spring!”
The Paranormal Activity VR game, set to release in spring 2016, is a premier virtual reality horror game and will be playable on all major VR head mounted displays, including HTC Vive, Playstation VR, and Oculus. Non-VR versions of the game will also be available on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
“This Paranormal Activity VR game from VRWERX is truly terrifying,” said LeeAnne Stables, President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships & Licensing for Paramount Pictures. “This is a groundbreaking way to experience the actual thrill of Paranormal Activity, and we are excited to give fans of the movie franchise a first look at what’s coming this spring.”
Supporting partners include HTC, Valve, Epic Games, and NVIDIA, each of whom will supply the technology to make this event possible. The HTC Vive VR headset will take center stage at theaters as players strap on the headset to experience the truly immersive Paranormal Activity VR game. Each interaction is made possible by NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 graphics processor.
“We’re excited to bring gaming experiences to life in ways that fans have never imagined,” said Dan O’Brien, VP – VR Planning and Management, HTC. “With the Paranormal Activity VR Game Demo, the HTC Vive transports players from their local theater directly into the immersive world of Paranormal Activity – an experience they’ll never forget.”
The debut of the Paranormal Activity VR Game Demo will take place in the following 15 AMC Theatres across the U.S.:
AMC Loews White Marsh 16 – Baltimore, MD
AMC Neshaminy 24 – Bensalem, PA
AMC Loews Boston Common 19 – Boston, MA
AMC Century City 15 – Century City, CA
AMC Bay Street 16 – Emeryville, CA
AMC Town Square 18 – Las Vegas, NV
AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16 – Lynnwood, WA
AMC Tysons Corner 16 – McLean, VA
AMC Mesquite 30 with Dine-In Theatres – Mesquite, TX
AMC Empire 25 – New York, NY
AMC Orange 30 – Orange, CA
AMC Mission Valley 20 – San Diego, CA
AMC Metreon 16 – San Francisco, CA
AMC Mercado 20 – Santa Clara, CA
AMC Universal CityWalk 19 – Universal City, CA
See the unseen in PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION – the horrifying conclusion to the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films in theaters on October 23rd. The film is produced by Jason Blum and Oren Peli, based on the film “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” by Oren Peli. Story by Brantley Aufill and Jason Harry Pagan & Andrew Deutschman, with a screenplay by Jason Harry Pagan & Andrew Deutschman and Adam Robitel & Gavin Heffernan. Directed by Gregory Plotkin. Starring Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Dan Gill, Ivy George, Jessica Brown, Chloe Csengery, Don McManus, Hallie Foote, and Cara Pifko