Nickelodeon have just announced that their “SlimeZone” virtual reality gaming experience will be heading to to IMAX VR Centres all around the world, starting with openings today in the US and Canada.
Up to six players can play in the Nickelodeon VR “SlimeZone” at once, and can co-operate and compete in a range of games such as basketball and table tennis. You can also paint in “thin air”, slime your friends and family (hence the name!), and hang out with some of Nickelodeon’s most well-known characters like SpongeBob SquarePants.
IMAX VR is “a mind-shattering VR experience in a location-based, state-of-the-art Experience Centre. The IMAX VR Experience features a unique combination of premium technology and world-class content that lets users see, feel, move and play in new worlds.”
“Our SlimeZone partnership with IMAX lets kids and families interact with Nickelodeon properties and characters by bringing them to life in new and innovative ways,” said Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group. “This new VR experience will also show the creative community how we are using technology to create unique forms of entertainment for all ages.”
“IMAX VR is designed to be a highly social, group experience – which makes Nickelodeon’s SlimeZone a perfect fit to bring to our centres,” says David Campbell, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Theatre Operations, IMAX Corp. “We are excited that IMAX VR players will get exclusive access to this exciting, fun and family-friendly virtual world.”
SlimeZone debuted today at IMAX VR Centres in Los Angeles, New York City and Toronto, but don’t fret if you live outside of the US/Canada, as the SlimeZone is scheduled to launch at centers in Shanghai, Bangkok and Manchester (UK) soon. So far there’s no set date for its release in other territories, but we’ll update you as soon as we know any more information!
Are you interested in the possibilities of the SlimeZone? Which Nickelodeon characters do you want to see added to the SlimeZone? Let us know in the comments below!