Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB showed a new trailer for Star Wars: Vader Immortal in Star Wars Celebration, which offers the first real vision of the game and the story of the long-awaited virtual reality experience in which the company is working. together with Oculus.
Officially titled Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I, the VR title will be the first of three episodes that tell a new story written by David S. Goyer (centered around Darth Vader, of course). Players will take on the role of a retired hyperspace smuggler near Mustafar, where they come into conflict with the Dark Lord of the Sith. And although the details of that conflict are still not entirely clear, it seems that players will be able to handle a lightsaber, and possibly even a duel against Vader on the way.
From a gaming perspective, ILMxLAB is clear that it is not just a virtual reality movie, it is a fully interactive title, which the trailer shows when players climb the side of the citadel and use tools. It is said that the main story of Vader Immortal – Episode I takes between 45 minutes and an hour, but the title will also include a separate "Lightsaber Dojo" mode for a more open game.
ILMxLAB also announced that Maya Rudolph will join the cast of Vader Immortal playing the co-pilot of the main character's droid, ZOE3, who will accompany you on the way. And voice actor Scott Lawrence, who has previously voiced Vader through numerous video games Star Wars will also reprise his role there.
Vader Immortal – Episode I will be released later this year, both on the Oculus Quest headset and on the Oculus Rift line of devices. No exact price or release date has yet been announced.
Correction: ILMxLAB is a division of Lucasfilm.