“Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR WALK” Opening Soon in January 2022
If you are the hardcore fan of “Monster Hunter” franchise, this will be a great news for you. Soon, Universal Studios Japan will bring the monster closer to you with their new attraction called “Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR WALK“. Here, you can experience the new and realistic hunting experience with complete immersion. There will be a lot of beautiful virtual images, special effects and interactions that can make the experience to be more immersive.
How Does XR WALK Looks Like?
In this VR experience, you will become a hunter that can freely walk around the snowfields with your feet. Your mission is to track down and defeat the monster named Velkhana. You will also choose the weapon that you want to bring together with you. You can choose either big sword, Tachi, hammer, slash ax or bow gun.
Along the journey, you’ll collect items and traces, explore the caves, climb steep cliffs and moving around the snow and ice fields. While hunting, you can feel the roar of huge monster as you look up.
To experience this, there are several equipment that you must wear together with you.
As shown in the picture above, you will be equipped with:
- XR Googles
- Hand Tracker
- Backpack PC
Altogether, the total weight of the above items is about 8 kg. Whoaa!! And estimated time taken for the whole experience is about 25 minutes. Sounds like it require a lot of stamina to fully enjoy this experience. Hope that we can endure it from start to finish.
Just to add, you can also play this together with your friends where you can communicate with them via voice message. From the Monster Hunter producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, he was impressed by the ultra-realistic hunting that he experienced with his whole body.
When the Attraction Will be Open?
The “Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR WALK” will be open next year on 21st January 2022. To make it more significant and memorable, this is the first VR attraction in the history of “Monster World”. Awesome!
For more info, you can read it at:
- Monster Hunter website.
- “Monster Hunter World: Iceborn XR WALK” from Universal Studios Japan.
- “Universal Studios Japan Monster Hunter VR Attraction Requires 8-kg Pack and Gear” from Anime News Network.
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