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Virtual Reality Arcade Opens in Sevierville: Virtual Villains

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May 24, 2018

One of the most eagerly anticipated new attractions in the Smoky Mountains is now open! Virtual Villains is Sevierville’s very first virtual reality arcade. Guests can strap on a VR headset to enjoy an immersive video game adventure unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Perfect for kids or adults, Virtual Villains offers everything from Fruit Ninja to first-person shooter games. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Timber Tops Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to everything you need to know about Virtual Villains in Sevierville.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Virtual Villains

To mark the opening of the arcade, Louis Fernandez from local news station WBIR paid a visit to Virtual Villains to try their games for himself. As you can see in the video below, Louis had an absolute blast!

In addition to doing some gaming at Virtual Villains, Louis also interviewed the attraction’s owners, the husband and wife team of Matthew and Alem Wickham. As Matthew explains, Virtual Villains “transports people to other realities.” Wickham promises that “when you come in and put on the headset…it’s like when you’re 5 years old and you see magic for the first time.”

Although virtual reality gaming is on the rise, most parts of the U.S. still don’t have VR arcades. Matthew tells WBIR, “Unless you’re from New York or Chicago or Miami or Las Vegas or L.A., chances are you’re not going to have something like this in your hometown. So, this is something that you’re not going to find anywhere else as a tourist.”

What to Expect at Virtual Villains

Virtual Villains lets guests enjoy state-of-the-art virtual reality technology without paying the thousands of dollars needed to get this high-tech gear in your own home. Visitors to the arcade can sign up for a 15 minute VR session or book an adventure that lasts for 2 hours or more.

Virtual Villains currently offers more than 20 games for guests to play. Here is a quick look at some of the most popular games at the arcade:

AFFECTED: The Manor – In this horror game, you’ll walk through a haunted mansion that is crawling with creepy characters. AFFECTED uses plenty of jump scares, so it is not for the faint of heart!

Arizona Sunshine – Players are transported to post-apocalyptic Arizona, where they must survive an outbreak of zombies. This first-person shooter lets players explore canyons, deserts, and mines as they fend off the undead.

Richie’s Plank Experience – In this pulse-pounding game, players find themselves standing on a plank that is suspended 80 stories in the air. Much like a tightrope walker, players must make their way across the plank without losing their balance.

Space Pirate Trainer – Pick up your laser gun and become a space pirate! When an army of robots come flying at you, you’ll have to dodge enemy fire while shooting the evil droids out of the sky.

The Brookhaven Experiment – After a scientific experiment goes horribly wrong, the world is overrun with terrifying monsters. Players must defend themselves from these twisted creatures in this exhilarating first-person shooter.

Reviews of Virtual Villains in Sevierville

Although Virtual Villains just opened in April 2018, the attraction is already generating a lot of positive buzz from online reviewers. Here is what folks are saying about their VR experience at the arcade:

• “I was kind of a skeptic when walking in but wanted to try it…This was so much fun!!!! The people were really cool about getting me set up so I knew what I was doing. Was very cool and will be back!”

• “My kids loved this place! I booked the hour play which I think was plenty of time, but my son could have played for another hour if I would have let him.”

• “Amazing fun for me and my husband. A must do for exciting adventure! Couple that runs it are AWESOME!!”

Virtual Villains Location

Virtual Villains is located underneath the Sevier Air trampoline park at 266 Collier Drive, Suite 3 in Sevierville, TN 37862. Collier Drive is situated right off of the Parkway at traffic light #13.4.

To schedule a session at Virtual Villains visit the arcade’s official website: www.virtualvillainsvrcade.com

Where to Stay Near Sevierville

Incredible mountain views from the deck of the Bluebirds Over the Smokies cabin.

When you stay with Timber Tops Cabin Rentals, you will be just a short drive from Virtual Villains and all of the best attractions in the Smokies. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 15 bedroom lodges, we are sure to have the perfect property for your escape. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of cabins in the Smoky Mountains!

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