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SEGA Entertainment and Acer’s StarVR Introduce Premium VR Arcade Experiences to Japan

Published: Dec 22,2017

(Left) Tadashi Kawaguchi, Senior Vice President of SEGA Entertainment; (Right) Eric Lin, COO of StarVR Corporation.

SEGA Entertainment and premium Virtual Reality (VR) solutions provider StarVR today announced its collaboration to bring StarVR arcade experiences to existing SEGA Game Center locations throughout Japan.

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StarVR will work with SEGA Entertainment to roll out its industry-leading headset and VR arcade experiences across the country, at three SEGA arcade locations by March 2018 and at more than ten locations by the end of the year. At launch, Japanese consumers will be able to experience the widely acclaimed VR titles John Wick Chronicles and The Mummy Prodigium Strike developed by Starbreeze Studios, while more titles will be introduced gradually.

The two companies today unveiled the first StarVR-powered VR arcade installation in the flagship SEGA Game Center Shinjuku Kabukicho branch located in Tokyo, and will welcome consumers starting on December 22. Tickets for the experiences will be priced at 1,200 Japanese yen.

“Continuing our commitment to providing the best arcade experiences in Japan, we’re now bringing world-class VR to SEGA Game Centers with StarVR,” said Tadashi Kawaguchi, Senior Vice President of SEGA Entertainment. “With StarVR’s industry-leading visuals, immersive haptics and premium content, we’re stepping up the game and redefining the arcade experience.”

"We're especially excited to bring StarVR arcade experiences to Japan, as it has the world's most sophisticated arcade industry and culture," said Jerry Kao, Vice Chairman of StarVR Corporation. "Collaborating with SEGA Entertainment, the leader in the local market, we're confident that we can make truly immersive and premium VR experiences widely available to Japanese consumers soon."

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