California's Great America Announces 'Mass Effect'-Inspired Attraction
Illustration courtesy of Great America
On Tuesday, California’s Great America theme park and interactive entertainment company Electronic Arts (EA) announced a partnership that will include a new "Mass Effect"-inspired ride opening in 2016.
The new attraction will be based off EA’s "Mass Effect" video game series developed by BioWare, and will feature settings and characters familiar to fans. The ride will be found in the Action Theater once renovation is complete and the ride officially opens to the public next season.
The attraction was designed to transport passengers into the world of the science fiction shoot 'em up game. To enjoy the ride, guests at the park will find their way to motion-based seating and will be given 3D glasses to fully immerse themselves in the experience.
In addition to the three-dimensional visuals based on Mass Effect and the familiar sights and sounds from the video game, the motion seating, high-tech sound and other effects will create a unique 4D ride.
California's Great America vice president and general manager Raul Rehnborg released a statement about the new partnership between the theme park and the video game developer:
“Partnering with a world-wide gaming leader like EA will enable us to build an incredible user experience for our guests. This combination of technology and creative videogame content is sure to usher in a new wave of entertainment innovation in amusement parks.”
EA vice president Patrick O'Brien also shared a statement, saying, “EA and BioWare are thrilled to partner with Great America and see one of our most iconic games turned into an exciting high-tech attraction. Having a partner who shares our commitment to thrilling our fans is extremely important to us and we look forward to building an attraction that will appeal to the Mass Effect fan-base and introduce it to many more.”
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