California’s Great America Announces New Attraction Featuring BioWare’s Mass Effect Video Game

California's Great America Announces New Attraction Featuring BioWare's Mass Effect Video Game


A new attraction based in a video game world is coming to California’s Great America in 2016. The incredibly popular Mass Effect video game will be coming to the park in an all-new attraction that will feature settings and characters from EA’s critically acclaimed Mass Effect video game series developed by BioWare.

Riders will climb aboard motion-based seating and wear 3D glasses as they are taken on a thrilling adventure. A live performer will curate the journey and appear to interact seamlessly with the next generation 3D visuals. These elements will be integrated with motion seating, high tech sound and other 4D effects to create a truly compelling and immersive attraction. Guests will travel through space to a distant planet, face off against bigger than life adversaries and ultimately help save the day.

“Partnering with a world-wide gaming leader like EA will enable us to build an incredible user experience for our guests,” said California’s Great America Vice President and General Manager Raul Rehnborg. “This combination of technology and creative videogame content is sure to usher in a new wave of entertainment innovation in amusement parks.”

California’s Great America isn’t the only park getting into video game based attractions at their parks.  Carowinds teased a new Plants vs. Zombies attraction coming to their park, which will have details announced shortly.  Universal also announced a few months ago that they are partnering with Nintendo to bring their video games to their parks.

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