It's not often that a manga author gets to be thrown bodily into a fantastic scenario of their own creation, but that's exactly what happened when game developers Solid Sphere strapped a helmet to gambling manga maestro Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Kaiji, Akagi) and made him walk the plank in a short video demo of their Kaiji VR: Steel Beam Crossing of Despair game. Hit the jump to see how Fukumoto does.
Live the dream and become the Red Comet -- for three minutes, at least. The new Gundam: the Origin VR experience in Shinjuku Piccaddily lets you step into Char Aznable's shoes in honor of the upcoming installment Clash at Loum. Find out more after the jump!
Could we be living life from the comfort of our own home soon? A new technology called "telexistence" aims to make it possible. The tech would enable people to shop and travel without leaving home, and could eventually be used for remote medical visits. Hit the jump to find out more!
The world of BLAME! just got realer. VIVE dealers around Japan will be offering chances to step into Tsutomi Nihei's world in VR, taking the role of the story's hero. See samples and find out more about the campaign after the jump.
Higurashi: When They Cry is many things, but now it’s going to enter one more ecosystem: virtual reality. Announced during the Super Pachinko & Pachislot Festival 2017 booth at Nikoniko Super Congress, the game is going VR soon, though there weren’t really any generous details shared about the title. Hit the jump for more!
Sad news for folks who want to reenact the death-defying games from Kaiji, a high stakes gambling manga and anime by Nobuyuki Fukamoto: Solid Sphere, the developer of the Kaiji: Steel Beam Crossing of Despair simulation for PlayStation VR, has announced that they have pushed back the release date of the game until July of 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese toymakers Megahouse hope to capture the market at the intersection of nerd nostalgia and cutting edge technology with a new virtual reality device designed to propel its users into the fantastical world of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball Z manga and anime. Hit the jump to learn more.
Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories is a virtual reality demo that’s meant to release for PlayStation VR. Previously it was meant for release in January, and then it suffered a delay until February. Now, it’s been delayed until after February with no real launch window in sight. Hit the jump for more details.
Inti Creates has just announced that it's working on a special Gal Gun game meant for play via virtual reality. That's just about all the details that were announced for the upcoming title, but what's really important is that it's going to exist eventually. Hit the jump for a sneak peek!
Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia is offering a unique virtual reality experience for visitors to the Odaiba YUME-TAIRIKU festival currently underway at the Fuji TV Headquarters in Odaiba: an immersive, 360 degree experience for the PlayStation VR entitled "Nogizaka46 Horror House". Hit the jump to learn more.
Kodansha is teaming up with Polygon Pictures to create Hop Step Sing!, an idol music project specifically designed to be experienced via virtual reality systems. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ghost in the Shell: The Movie - Virtual Reality Diver - a virtual reality experience based on the landmark cyberpunk manga Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow - has arrived at the I.G Store in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Beginning in May of 2016, patrons of the "Virtual Theater" service available at 31 Internet cafes in the Kanto region of Japan will be able to experience Ghost in the Shell: The Movie - Virtual Reality Diver, a 15 minute virtual reality movie that immerses its viewers in a CG-rendered, 360 degree world based on the landmark cyberpunk manga by Masamune Shirow. Hit the jump to learn more.
Hospitals are spooky enough without ghosts, but in Araya hospital creepiness is taken to a new level by MAD Virtual Reality Studio, who just put the game on Steam Greenlight. In Araya, you'll take the perspective of three different characters as you try to solve the mystery of the murder of Araya. Hit the jump for more!
A new project on Japanese crowdfunding website Makuake is attempting to reboot the Magical Taluluto series by Tatsuya Egawa (Goldenboy) as a virtual reality experience. Hit the jump to learn more.