AMC Moviegoers to Experience Paranormal Activity VR Game Demo on HTC Vive in an Industry First Event to coincide with the release of Paramount Pictures’ “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” film
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Today, VRWERX, in collaboration with Paramount Pictures and AMC Theatres® (NYSE: AMC), announced it 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 premiere 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
AMC Neshaminy 24
AMC Loews Boston Common 19
AMC Century City 15
Century City, CA
AMC Bay Street 16
AMC Town Square 18
Las Vegas, NV
AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16
AMC Tysons Corner 16
AMC Mesquite 30 with Dine-In Theatres
AMC Empire 25
New York, NY
AMC Orange 30
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.
About Beast Media Group
Beast MG is an integrated content creation production company based in Universal City, Calif. The company operates within four verticals: film, television, virtual reality/gaming and digital. Beast MG produces multi-platform content based on original and licensed IP, developed transversely across its verticals including film, television, digital and virtual reality. This unique approach enables Beast MG to monetize across all current and future platforms yielding enhanced value and tremendous reward for its creative, financial and brand partners. For more information, visit http://www.beastmg.com/.
VRWERX, a division of Beast Media Group, is developing and publishing its first virtual reality (VR) game for distribution on Valve, HTC Vive, Sony’s PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and mobile devices in Q1 2016. The VRWERX’s game development team is comprised of some of the industry’s most innovative game designers and developers, whose credits include Call of Duty, Homefront, Madden, Defiance and many others.
About Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.
About AMC Theatres
AMC Theatres (AMC) is the guest experience leader with 350 locations and 5,031 screens in the United States. AMC has propelled theatrical industry innovation and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience, enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight & sound, and targeted programming. AMC operates the most productive theatres in the country’s top markets, including No. 1 market share in the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago). www.amctheatres.com
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