The Vive experience will debut at New York Comic-Con.
Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are stepping up promotion for the upcoming superhero film with a few Justice League VR experiences of their own.
Revealed Friday, Justice League VR will let you step into the shoes and feel the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes: Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg.
Expected to be rolled out in phases prior to the theatrical opening on November 17, 2017, the Justice League VR experience will have a four-stage unveiling that culminates with a full blown room-scale experience for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google DayDream and Sony PSVR.
The first taste of the VR experience is already available for Google Cardboard as part of a promotional demo in partnership with Gillette. The free to download demo is an interactive, gaze-based experience and will have up to 90 seconds of gameplay per character.
Then next month we’ll actually see the debut of a HTC Vive version of Justice League VR. The “Justice League” booth at New York Comic Con will offer attendees a more in-depth sneak peek of the HTC Vive version of the experience with the Justice League VR: Join the League – New York Comic Con Edition. According to Warner Bros, you’ll be able to use the HTC Vive’s controllers for an “enhanced version of the Super Hero simulations.” Located at the Javits Center, New York Comic Con runs from October 5 through October 8.
Then on November 17th, at the same time the movie is released to theaters nationwide, The IMAX VR: Justice League Experience will be unveiled at IMAX VR Centers. The experience will be an IMAX exclusive for the first two weeks of the film’s release. The immersive and interactive adventure will test your skills to see if you’re able to master your Super Hero powers. You can find more details and locations here.
Finally, in December, the VR experience comes home with an expanded Justice League VR experience, that you can purchase on multiple VR platforms. Featuring additional modes and expanded missions, the home-based VR experience will support controllers, spatial tracking and room scale tracking, depending on the platform. Targeted platforms according to Warner Bros include HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, Google DayDream and Sony PSVR. No word yet on official pricing.
So what can we expect when playing as Justice League members?
Well depending on which character you select you’ll either be outracing enemies as Batman, fighting Parademons as Wonder Woman, facing a creature from the deep as Aquaman, stopping a ticking bomb as The Flash, or taking out enemy drones as Cyborg.
Word is that other characters from the DC Universe will be added over time, so we’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on this VR release over the next couple months.