New XR attraction will take over the park for the first half of 2019
If you've ever dreamed of running with the Lupin Gang, your chance may be just around the corner thanks to a new Universal Studios Japan attraction.
The Osaka theme park will converting their XR ride to a Lupin III theme for the first half of 2019, taking park visitors on a wild adventure through the world of the classic series. The ride is part of the Universal Cool Japan initiative, which the park has been running since 2015.
The park's XR rides are "ultra-sensory" VR experiences, with previous iterations themed to Evangelion and Final Fantasy.
In addition, there will be an "entertainment restaurant" where park attendees can enjoy a mix of comedy and "hard-boiled charm." No further information is available on that side of the event, but we imagine it will include some interesting menu items.
The Lupin III XR ride will be operational from January 18 to May 26.
Source: Comic Natalie
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