Trailer Released for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Virtual Reality Experience

Image credit: Sony Pictures

If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be Spider-Man, this may be as close as you can get until you’re bitten by a radioactive arachnid.

Sony Pictures has a virtual reality experience on the way in anticipation of Spider-Man: Homecoming. A trailer has been released for the multi-platform VR experience, which will be available for free through PlayStation®VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

“Spider-Man is the most beloved superhero in the world, so we knew Spider-Man: Homecoming VR had to be something special,” Jake Zim, Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures, said in a statement.

The Tom Holland-starring trailer showcases a little of what users can expect. You can check out your reflection as the webslinger, use webs to throw about objects, and even take on The Vulture, who’s played by Michael Keaton in the film.

The VR experience will be available from June 30. Spider-Man: Homecoming, which also stars Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, and Marisa Tomei, arrives in Australia on July 6 and hits the US on July 7.

Synopsis for Spider-Man: Homecoming:

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

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