Industrial Gentle & Magic’s xLab confirmed off a brand new trailer for Star Wars: Vader Immortal at Star Wars Celebration, giving the primary actual have a look at the gameplay and story for the long-awaited VR expertise that the corporate is engaged on along with Oculus.
Formally titled Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Collection — Episode I, the VR title would be the first of three episodes telling a brand new story written by David S. Goyer (centered round Darth Vader, after all). Gamers will tackle the function of a smuggler pulled out of hyperspace close to Mustafar, the place they arrive in battle with the Darkish Lord of the Sith himself. And whereas the small print of that battle aren’t fairly clear but, plainly gamers will have the ability to wield a lightsaber, and probably even duel towards Vader alongside the best way.
From a gameplay perspective, the ILMxLab is evident that this isn’t only a easy VR film — it’s a completely interactive title, which the trailer showcases as gamers climb the facet of the citadel and use instruments. The principle storyline of Vader Immortal — Episode I is alleged to take between 45 minutes to an hour to play via, however the title will even embrace a standalone “Lightsaber Dojo” mode for extra open-ended gameplay.
ILMxLab additionally introduced that Maya Rudolph will likely be becoming a member of the solid of Vader Immortal, enjoying the principle character’s droid co-pilot named ZOE3, who’ll accompany you alongside the best way. And voice actor Scott Lawrence — who has beforehand voiced Vader throughout quite a few Star Wars video video games — will likely be returning to reprise his function there, too.
Vader Immortal — Episode I is about to launch later within the 12 months on each the upcoming Oculus Quest headset in addition to the Oculus Rift line of units. No precise worth or launch date has but been introduced.