This. Is. Pretty. Cool!
Video games are starting to rise in prominence at theme parks; Nintendo previously reached a deal with Universal to show off their characters and games at their parks, and Ubisoft also announced they were devoting an entire park to games such as Assassin’s Creed. Now, BioWare have announced that Mass Effect will be getting an upcoming attraction at California’s Great America!
“Riders will climb aboard motion-based seating and wear 3D glasses as they are taken on a thrilling adventure. A live performer will curate the journey and appear to interact seamlessly with the next generation 3D visuals. These elements will be integrated with motion seating, high tech [sic] sound and other 4D effects to create a truly compelling and immersive attraction. Guests will travel through space to a distant planet, face off against bigger than life adversaries and ultimately help save the day.”
This will be a 4D attraction that will immerse guests into another planet. There will be a live action performer as well helping along for the ride. Wonder if there will be any of the cool armor/ suit that is worn in the game provided in the theme park that guests can wear to make it seem more believable being in the gaming world.
Bioware is coming out with a new Mass Effect game in 2016 called Mass Effect Andromeda and you will get to finally see the long awaited appearance of Commander Shepard himself.
Patrick O’Brien, Vice President of Entertainment and Licensing, EA has stated:
“Having a partner who shares our commitment to thrilling our fans is extremely important to us and we look forward to building an attraction that will appeal to the Mass Effect fan-base and introduce it to many more.”
The new attraction will be opening at the Santa Clara California theme park, and will be a world’s first for not only Cedar Fair park, but also Electronic Arts and means many big things for the partnership.
Not going to lie, Don’t know much about video games, but definitely excited about this new attraction and interested to see how they will get this done. Hoping that it will be nothing but successful. It’s about time they have one of these in California don’t you think?