Mass Effect 4D Theme Park Attraction Opening In 2016

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California's Great America and Electronic Arts are teaming up to create a new Mass Effect attraction for Great America's Action Theater.

Visitors will ride in motion-based seating and wear 3D glasses as a live performer interacts with 3D visuals. This is all intended to be integrated with motion seating, high tech sound and other 4D effects. The ride will have guests traveling through space to a distant planet, facing off against formidable enemies, and ultimately saving 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 in a press release. "This combination of technology and creative videogame content is sure to usher in a new wave of entertainment innovation in amusement parks."

"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," said Patrick O'Brien, Vice President of Entertainment and Licensing, EA. "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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The Mass Effect attraction will open at Great America in 2016.