On May 16, the Bandai Namco-backed VR studio ‘Project i Can‘ announced a new project called Evangelion VR: The Throne of Souls where you can maneuver an Eva, just like in the classic mech anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).

This new Evangelion VR experience will be introduced this summer at VR ZONE Shinjuku, a new VR entertainment facility that is set to open in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo and operated by the same company (Project i Can).

Photo courtesy Project i Can

Evangelion VR: The Throne of Souls reproduces the original Eva ‘entry plug’ cockpit using an HTC Vive and a bespoke motion sim chair with joystick controllers. In the experience you fight against the show’s ‘tenth Angel’ that appears in Tokyo-3.

The experience supports co-op with up to two friends piloting other Eva. Your goal is to make full use of your Eva and annihilate the Angel. The experience promises to let players “experience the thrill of the Eva activation sequence, including LCL immersion, A10 nerve synchronization, and sync ratio measurement,” core parts of the show’s fictional technology.

Project i Can also produced the brilliant Doraemon Anywhere Door experience that we wrote about back in March.

This article comes from MoguraVR, the exclusive Japan regional partner of Road to VR.

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