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Empire’s Limited Edition Alien: Covenant Alien Day Virtual Reality Issue Announced!

What a mouthful of a post title! Empire Magazine have announced their special Alien Day release of the magazine. As expected, the focus is around Alien: Covenant but this limited edition issue comes with a bit of a twist, it’s a Virtual Reality magazine complete with a VR headset and content!

“Arriving on Alien Day, 26 April (a nod to planet LV-426), we can proudly present the UK’s first ever Virtual Reality magazine. Only 10,000 copies of the limited edition issue will be released, each containing a VR headset to be used with a smartphone.

The issue will unlock two exclusive pieces of mindblowing VR video content. The first, entitled Alien: Covenant In Utero, offers up a terrifyingly close-and-personal encounter with an alien Neomorph. If you’ve ever wanted to see the birth of an alien in 360 degrees, here’s your chance. Plus, there’s a second exclusive virtual reality in-world scene, not featured in the film.

The whole thing is packaged with exclusive artwork and the print edition of the world’s biggest movie magazine – featuring an extensive on-set report from the film – included. The extremely special VR edition of Empire goes on sale Wednesday, priced £6.99, at selected Sainsbury’s.”

 Empire's Limited Edition Alien: Covenant Alien Day Virtual Reality Issue Announced!

Empire has released a handy spreadsheet of all the stores that will be stocking this limited edition copy of the magazine. Thanks to Pvt. Himmel and Omer for the news!

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Comments: 21
  1. IAMWARFACE
    I seem to be having issues with viewing the In Utero video properly using the enclosed vr headset. I scanned the Snapchat thing and it takes me to the youtube channel. But when i put my iPhone in the headset and try to view the video, it seems the video is "Over/Under" and opposed to "Side by Side". So its completely unwatchable. I can't see how this headset could possibly view over under vids. What am i doing wrong?

    Is it just the standard YouTube app? I have this on my phone, yet when I click the link to play the VR element, nothing happens.
  2. SuicideDoors
    Wasn't it only ever a different cover, though?

    There was a subscriber cover and just regular shop shelf cover. I've went properly overboard and brought multiples of both, I just know these can be sought after in the future. Not that I'm thinking about that but it's nice to add them next to my Alien 3, Resurrection and Prometheus covers.
    On one hand I'm thinking it's a shame there's nothing new but on the other hand, it's good they're not going crazy with more information. I'll probably pick it up anyway. I don't have a physical copy of this issue.

    It's worth it just as a collector memorabilia thing!
  3. Corporal Hicks
    On one hand I'm thinking it's a shame there's nothing new but on the other hand, it's good they're not going crazy with more information. I'll probably pick it up anyway. I don't have a physical copy of this issue.
  4. Pvt. Himmel
    No new stills or articles or anything like that?

    On the brightside, that's a nice cheaper way for some folk to experience In Utero without buying a Rift. Hoping they'll have some copies left by the time I get there.

    No, nothing else. The magazine is exactly the same. And there is a "Clip 2" but it's the Last Supper clip unless I'm missing something but I'm positive I'm not.

    It's decent though don't get me wrong, I'm sure you wont have a problem picking one up either, my Sainsburys is pretty small but they were well stocked up :) musta had 10 copies.

    I just watched In Utero again and it's so decent if you completely turn your head around so you're back to front, can see the Neomorph's spikey back and tail flailing about :)
    Well the article said that clip 2 was something not seen in the film, so now we have confirmation that the scene is absent from the film.
  5. SuicideDoors
    No new stills or articles or anything like that?

    On the brightside, that's a nice cheaper way for some folk to experience In Utero without buying a Rift. Hoping they'll have some copies left by the time I get there.

    No, nothing else. The magazine is exactly the same. And there is a "Clip 2" but it's the Last Supper clip unless I'm missing something but I'm positive I'm not.

    It's decent though don't get me wrong, I'm sure you wont have a problem picking one up either, my Sainsburys is pretty small but they were well stocked up :) musta had 10 copies.

    I just watched In Utero again and it's so decent if you completely turn your head around so you're back to front, can see the Neomorph's spikey back and tail flailing about :)
  6. Corporal Hicks
    No new stills or articles or anything like that?

    On the brightside, that's a nice cheaper way for some folk to experience In Utero without buying a Rift. Hoping they'll have some copies left by the time I get there.
  7. SuicideDoors
    http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FXtbFnAx.jpg&hash=e02012b4fa32509a9ddece77cc801ae1

    Well, this has been a long morning. I managed to snag a copy from Sainsburys (there was dozens) and excitedly got home to get it set up. You have to download Snapchat to view the footage and that in itself took me half an hour as I didn't have a clue how to scan a code onto Snapchat lol. Ultimately, it's a decent little experience considering it's cardboard, it works like a proper VR experience albeit a bit grainy and archaic.

    Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be anything else in the way of exclusives. :( It says "2 mind blowing experiences" but as far as I know it's just "In Utero" :/

    Think twice if you're gonna buy multiple copies! It's cool but I don't know how much collectors value it will have.
  8. Shell
    ok who wants to mail me one to the US?


    Seems like it only works with a smartphone. (just guessing about it)

    Pre-downloaded feature within it, and making a sound through the smartphone and receiving moving information form a sensor inside the phone.
  9. Ilikegriping
    I think print edition subscribers can order them online. This is exclusive to them. They will have had an email already giving them instructions. The rest are we have to take our chances in our local Sainsbury's.
  10. Corporal Hicks
    Looks like there's a store in the city I'm venturing out to watch the double bill that is stocking this. Hopefully they'll have some left in stock by the time I get there.

    I could have sworn that I'd read somewhere Empire would be making some available to buy online but I can't remember where I read it.

    Is anyone here planning on picking some up?
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