Posted Tue Jan 23, 2018 at 06:00 PM PST by Steven Cohen
Fans can now explore the wizarding world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in VR.
Warner Bros. has announced the release of an updated virtual reality experience based on David Yates' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Available now on several major VR platforms, the immersive experience allows users to step inside Newt Scamander's magical suitcase with support for controllers, spatial tracking, and room scale tracking on compatible headsets.
Serving as an expanded version of the previously released limited VR experience, this updated edition features Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he guides fans through a virtual reality journey inside his suitcase. As part of the experience, users can meet and interact with six magical beasts, including the Niffler, Occamy, Bowtruckles, Thunderbird, Erumpent, and Graphorn. Likewise, fans can complete spells, explore Newt's shed, create potions, and watch a deleted scene and 360 degree behind–the-scenes clip.
The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Virtual Reality Experience is now available on the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream mobile virtual reality platforms for $4.99. In addition, a room scale/immersive experience version is available for the Oculus and HTC Vive virtual reality platforms for $9.99.
Meanwhile, beyond the new VR content, Warner Bros. is currently completing work on a sequel to the original film called Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The movie once again comes from director David Yates and is set to hit theaters on November 16, 2018. The cast includes Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald, Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange, Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, and Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore.
Source: Warner Bros.
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