Marvel Studios and ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio, have last week announced Avengers: Damage Control, a virtual reality fan experience coming to select locations at The VOID starting on 18 October. Tickets for the limited-time event are available now.
Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, says: “We’re always looking for new stories and corners of the universe for our characters to explore. Now, after more than a decade of amazing support, we are excited to give fans the same opportunity: to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Expanding how people can experience the MCU is something we’re always trying to do, and in Avengers: Damage Control, we wanted to give fans the chance to suit up alongside some their favourite heroes for the first time ever.”
Avengers: Damage Control will let fans step into the MCU in virtual reality. Alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!, fans will be enlisted by Shuri (Letitia Wright) to test her latest prototype design: Emergency Response Suits, created with a proprietary blend of Wakandan and Stark Industries technology. When sinister forces intervene, guests at the Wakandan Outreach Centers will soon find themselves recruited into action, exploring iconic locations across the MCU. Fans will fight side by side with Avengers like Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), among others.
Like ILMxLAB’s previous collaborations with The VOID, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire and Ralph Breaks VR, the new Avengers game pairs virtual reality with real-world sets and physical effects like heat and wind. The result is a highly immersive experience: a virtual world that guests can touch and feel, bringing their favourite Marvel characters to life in a way that’s not been possible before.
“The opportunity to bring such a beloved universe alive through immersive storytelling has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” says Shereif Fattouh, SeniorProducer, ILMxLAB. “Avengers: Damage Control” lets you feel what it’s like to shoot repulsor blasts with your own two hands, suited up in Shuri’s latest technology. This original adventure allows you to go beyond the screen, and become a character in the story itself.”
The game will be taking over multiple different locations at The VOID for a limited run, including New York City, Atlanta, Santa Monica, and Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, CA.
“We’re fans first, and we all have our favourite movie moment, and favourite character,” says Dave Bushore, Executive Producer, Marvel Studios. “But to be able to mark a moment in time where you got to step into the MCU and meet them, interact with them, and come together as a team… it’s extraordinarily powerful. We hope people have as much fun experiencing Avengers: Damage Control as we did making it.”