Neon Genesis Evangelion VR Game Coming This Summer To Japanese Arcade

by David Jagneaux • May 18th, 2017

It’s impossible for me to write about a mech combat game and not implore the world to collectively channel their energy together until an amazing Pacific Rim VR game just materializes out of thin air. I need it. Please.

Now that that’s out of the way we can talk about a related topic: Neon Genesis Evangelion. Bandai Namco is one of the bigger video game publishers that are making an effort to actively get involved in the VR scene (such as with Project Cars,  Project Cars 2, and Ace Combat 7) and have opted to craft a VR-focused game based on the popular anime series. It’s set to be one of the featured games at a Japan-based VR arcade opening this summer.

According to Famitsu (spotted and translated by Forbes) the experience appears to be titled Throne of Souls. You’ll reportedly be able to control one of three Evas, namely Eva-00, Eva-01 and Eva-02. The source material seems like a nice fit for a VR interface, but the control scheme and interactivity is still a big question mark.

Next up, maybe they can work on making a Gundam VR experience a reality? Or my dream Pacific Rim game? Either one of those would just be great.

Let us know what you think down in the comments below!

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  • Xron

    Seems interesting, hope it comes to regular pc aswell.

  • koenshaku

    That could be amazing!

  • Andrew Hally

    Mech Combat just seems such a perfect fit for VR, you get FPS elements but in a cockpit based game ensuring comfort for users.

  • NooYawker

    Sweet, I want one. The booth girl I mean.