The Star Wars Celebration event has brought with it a wave of news for Star Wars fans, with trailers dropping for the latest movie, due out in December, as well as details of upcoming video games. ILMxLAB’s contribution was a first-look at the gameplay for VR game Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series.
Vader Immortal is a three-part virtual reality series, which is coming to the Oculus Quest as a launch title. ILMxLAB has confirmed that the game will also be available for the Rift series of headsets, including the new Rift S. The series takes place between Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One in the Star Wars timeline, and puts you right in the middle of the action.
In Vader Immortal you play a smuggler, operating on a ship near Vader’s base on Mustafar. After being captured by Imperial forces you’ll come face to face with Vader himself, an experience sure to appeal to Star Wars fans.
The trailer shows a great glimpse of what to expect; covering exploration, flight, escape, and battle. Your character is only seen as hands and arms, and age and gender aren’t referred to, meaning you can truly be yourself in the Star Wars universe.
Alongside the story, involving completing tasks for Vader, there is also a stand-alone mode called Lightsaber Dojo, which allows you to wield a lightsaber in an open-ended mode. The story itself is said to take up to an hour to complete.
Vader Immortal once again features Scott Lawrence as the voice of the notorious Sith Lord, while Maya Rudolph voices a droid named ZOE3. The series was written and executive produced by David S. Goyer, best known for his work on The Dark Knight, and is said to be a part of the official Star Wars canon.
There is no firm release date for Vader Immortal: Episode One or the Oculus Quest. However, both are listed as coming in Spring 2019, so there shouldn’t be too long of a wait for fans who want to come face to face with Vader himself.
Word coming out about the demo is so far positive, and this is shaping up to be a strong title. If you’d like to know more you can read about Screen Rant’s experience playing the demo.