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News: The VOTOMS VR simulator is amazing!

Posted on : 16-07-2016 | By : | In : News

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So I got to check out the new Armored Trooper VOTOMS VR simulator at the VR Zone event space at Diver City, Odaiba. In short, it was amazing and very accurate to how the ATs work and move in the anime. The battling simulator is also using Unreal Engine 4, so it will be interesting to see if Bandai Namco builds on this further. Though, the best part of this simulator was the controls and not the fact you had a screen strapped to your face. It’s weird to think that VOTOMS used a VR setup in the anime itself back in 1983, so to have Bandai Namco actually stay true to that and have it work so well is kind of amazing really. If you’re in Tokyo you should totally check this out but make sure to sort out a reservation first.

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Great article at Forbes, Ollie! As a long-time VOTOMS fan, I have to say that I am rather jealous…:)

Still, with VR making a resurgence–I remember the early VR systems in the1990s– it would be interesting to see if Japanese VR games do make it over here to the US.

Odaiba, huh? By Minato Mirai 21? That’s also where they have the giant Gundam statue too, right? Yeah, I ought to check this VR thing out at some point. I live fairly close to the area.

I haven’t visited this site for a long time. It’s cool to see it’s still going strong. I had no idea you too were living in Japan! I guess it makes sense.

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