Spider-man: Homecoming is a return to the franchise that is getting big promotional push. It is the 3rd reboot of the series, but this one carries extra weight due to its ties to the official Marvel film universe owned by Disney. There are plenty of billboards scattered around, frequent commercials including the special and hilarious series during the NBA Finals, and now we’re getting a promotional VR experience built by the CreateVR team that will come to HTC Vive, PSVR, and Oculus Rift on June 30th, and select theaters before that.
The trailer for the experience maintains the humor that’s been prevalent throughout promos thus far, and shows off a few things you can do. You’ll be pulling the suit from its case and putting it on, using your web shooters to toss things around the environment, and swinging around. The quick clip of web swinging showed some standard comfort design for the quick movements, so this should be a fairly accessible experience for all fans.
Swinging around New York is one of the most exciting things about Spider-man’s power set, usually receiving special attention in the films and it’s certainly a favorite gameplay mechanic in older Spider-man games. Giving fans a chance to swing like Spidey is a smart promo tool and there will be opportunities for those that don’t own VR headsets to check it out before the in-home release. Select theaters, starting with Cinemark in the US and CineEurope in Barcelona, will feature Spider-man: Homecoming VR.