While I was growing up my childhood revolved around the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, The Legend of Zelda, Harry Potter, and Dragon Ball Z (DBZ). If I wasn’t watching a show or playing a video game based on one of those four properties, then I was very likely outside reenacting my favorite moments. My friends and I would pretend to be engaged in a faster-than-light melee scrap as we punched flurries of fists in the air, we’d scream in front yards as we powered up, and we’d even buy costumes to embody the boots of our favorite characters.
But above all else, at the very end of every session, we’d firmly place our cupped hands at our side and begin the holy chant of powering up a Kamehameha blast of our very own. We’d lock beams and imagine our ki surging in the air as we fought for victory. Back then I never imaged I’d really be able to feel like I was shooting Goku’s iconic blast, but that reality doesn’t seems so far-fetched after all.
In the video above, you can see a snazzy Capsule Corp-branded VR headset complete with hand sensors that appear to be the source of your ability to perform the correct Kamehameha motions. There is also a floor mat, but it’s unclear exactly what that does.
In the video we see an animation of Goku fighting Freeza alongside you, but then we also see what appears to be footage of you shooting the Kamehameha in your own living space, implying the device may use your smartphone’s camera as well for some limited augmented reality support. Other content includes flying around and using the device as a scouter to gauge people’s power levels.
It’s not exactly the dream DBZ VR experience I’d always fantasized about, but it’s a step in the right direction. This appears to also be a Japan-only product at this time, but hopefully it won’t be hard to grab in other parts of the world as well.
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