Bandai Namco announces King Kong of Skull Island shipping
Raw Thrills’ first VR unit to market, King Kong of Skull Island, is officially on its way to its first destinations, reports Bandai Namco. The title did not let a global pandemic stop it from achieving high revenue during its stays at a number of US development test locations and performed with the highest income amongst comparative experiences, according to a recent Bandai Namco release.
The first time the industry gained confirmation of rumours behind King Kong of Skull Island™ was IAPPA 2019, with looped in-game footage shown on a screen on the BANDAI NAMCO booth. Featuring an iconic and instantaneously recognisable IP, the unit’s first production was sold out almost as quickly as it was put forward.
Among a number of stand-out features, King Kong of Skull Island employs the latest VR technology from HP – the HP Reverb G2. The game follows an alterable story from a choice of three chapters, which rely on the success of your reactions during focal slo-mo events to determine your progression throughout the game. Players can compete for the highest scores from previous users and/or simply beat their opponent. The longevity of King Kong is again enforced with new film Godzilla vs. Kong expected for release this year.
Mr Nabil Kassim, CEO of Warehouse of Games (WoG), commented: “From the moment we saw the preview of the product at IAAPA 2019, we knew we were looking at what is soon to be a top-selling pivotal title in the global market due to its strong license and the gold-standard of its developer and manufacturer Raw Thrills. We went on to show the video product to key customers, in response to which Magic Planet had the foresight to order the product immediately for a number of their locations across the region. It’s gratifying to see the first units have come off the production line and are now on the water soon to be installed and in action.”
There is still some availability on the next production that’s due to ship mid-February.