WB Releases Expanded Version Of `Fantastic Beasts’ VR Experience
Viewers enter the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR Experience through Newt Scamander’s case.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released an updated and expanded version of the virtual reality (VR) experience based on the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” franchise.
The VR entertainment offering is available for purchase now and centers around character Newt Scamander’s case that takes viewers into a world of wizardry to explore the Fantastic Beasts in an expanded, cinematic 360-degree VR experience.
The VR content is based on Warner Bros.’ 2016 film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and was developed to let users meet and interact with six magical beasts, complete spells, explore Newt’s shed, create potions, and become immersed in magic in ways not possible in standard movies.
Read more about the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them VR Experience” after the jump:
The program guides viewers through the world with the guidance of “Magizoologist” Newt Scamander, played by actor Eddie Redmayne.
This version of the previously released limited VR experience will allow fans to return to the Wizarding World for a more robust and expanded experience, featuring three new beasts including the fan favorite Niffler, as well as the Occamy and Bowtruckles.
These join the previously available Thunderbird, Erumpent and Graphorn.
Fans can also participate in more magical spells as they interact with each of Newt’s fantastic creatures.
The experience includes a deleted scene and 360-degree behind–the-scenes footage that takes fans onto the set and into the movie making process.
The latest VR Experience is now available on major VR platforms. The home-based VR experience will support controllers, spatial tracking and room scale tracking, depending on the platform.
The mobile experience (Samsung Gear, Google Daydream) will be available for purchase for $4.99, and the room scale/immersive experience (Oculus, HTC Vive) will be available for purchase for $9.99.
The experience will be available in six audio languages, including English, Latin Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
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