FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sony Pictures Virtual Reality Launches 'Spider-Man™: Homecoming' Experience
Now touring in select locations, fans can experience the thrill of becoming Spider-Man
Available in-home on PlayStation®VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift on June 30th
June 16, 2017 - CULVER CITY, CA - Sony Pictures Virtual Reality today announced Spider-Man™: Homecoming VR, a new multi-platform promotional VR experience based on Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man™: Homecoming, one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer, in theaters July 7.
Guided by the helpful artificial intelligence unit built into the new Spider-Man suit, Spider-Man™: Homecoming VR offers players the chance to suit up as Spider-Man, hone their web-shooting skills, and sling high above New York City in pursuit of the Vulture. Spider-Man™: Homecoming VR will be available for free across all major VR platforms, including PlayStation®VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, starting June 30, leading up to the July 7 theatrical release of Spider-Man™: Homecoming.
"Spider-Man is the most beloved superhero in the world, so we knew Spider-Man™: Homecoming VR had to be something special. Fans can wear the suit, fire the new web shooters - THWIP! - and swing through the air in a faceoff with The Vulture. It's every fan's fantasy turned into virtual reality," said Jake Zim, Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures.
Leading up to its in-home release, fans can experience Spider-Man™: Homecoming VR at special events and select movie theaters worldwide, starting this weekend at select Cinemark Theaters in the US and at the CineEurope tradeshow in Barcelona. Spider-Man™: Homecoming VR was produced by Sony Pictures Virtual Reality and developed by the award-winning agency CreateVR, using industry-leading Dell Precision workstations powered by Intel.
For more information on Spider-Man™: Homecoming VR, visit the main Spider-Man™: Homecoming web page at www.spidermanhomecoming.com.
ABOUT SPIDER-MAN™: HOMECOMING
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man™: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine - distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man - but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. Directed by Jon Watts. Produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal. Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Screen Story by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
ABOUT SPIDER-MAN™: HOMECOMING VR
For the first time, you can suit up as Spider-Man and see what it's like to be the world's favorite superhero. Learn the ins and outs of your brand new Stark Industries upgraded webshooters and master different web types as you race to complete fast-paced targeting trials - but you'll have to learn quickly… The Vulture is on the loose and coming for you. Sling high above the city in a dramatic confrontation before pursuing Spidey's deadliest enemy.
Based on the all-new 2017 film, the Spider-Man™ Homecoming VR Experience is a fun and thrilling first-person look inside the world of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
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