For Immediate Release:

VWE Tesla II BattleTech: Firestorm cockpits come home again for Anime Central 2011!

For its 3rd consecutive year, Virtual World Entertainment, LLC is thrilled to announce that it is taking 6 of its critically acclaimed Tesla II BattleTech: Firestorm cockpits to the Anime Central Convention at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois on May 19th through the 22nd.

These are the exact Tesla II cockpits that operated in the original BattleTech Center at the North Pier Mall in the 90’s and later at the Gold Coast Dave & Buster’s until 2005. The Tesla II cockpits, featuring the BattleTech: Firestorm software, are fully enclosed military style simulators that feature 7 screens, over 90 control systems, and a 12 speaker surround sound system. When seated in the cockpit or ‘pod’, the player will pilot his or her own walking tank known as a BattleMech onto the virtual landscape to compete for battlefield superiority with those seated in surrounding cockpits.

This is the first, but not the last, major convention appearance for the Kalamazoo, MI based operation this Summer season. These cockpits are slated to appear at other major entertainment conventions in the Midwest later this Summer including Origins in Columbus, Ohio and Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visit to get all of your BattleTech: Firestorm and Tesla II information as well as other appearance dates.

Other sets of VWE BattleTech: Firestorm Tesla II cockpits owned by independent operators have already started making appearances around North America. You can find out more about those events at

Virtual World Entertainment is a leading supplier of high-end, centerpiece attractions to the location-based entertainment industry. Virtual World has produced and distributed cockpits since 1989.

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