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ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm Announce Frank Oz has Joined Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge

ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm Announce Frank Oz has Joined Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge

ILMxLAB AND LUCASFILM ANNOUNCE FRANK OZ HAS JOINED STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE GALAXY’S EDGE

The virtual reality adventure, developed in collaboration with Oculus Studios, is coming to Quest headsets on November 19th

October 21, 2020 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA. ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment studio, announced today that Frank Oz will be reprising his role as Jedi Master Yoda in the upcoming virtual reality adventure Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge. The new experience, created in collaboration with Oculus Studios, will be released on the Quest platform on November 19th, priced at $24.99.

The new gameplay trailer is available here:

“Yoda is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars galaxy, thanks in large part to the incredible performance of Frank Oz. ” said director Jose Perez III. “Working with Frank to weave Yoda into the fabric of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge was an unforgettable experience and a dream come true. I can’t wait for players to meet the Jedi Master face to face in our first exciting tale.”

All images courtesy of ILMxLAB.

Along with Jedi Master Yoda, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge also puts players alongside iconic Star Wars characters like C-3PO (voiced by Anthony Daniels), R2-D2, and the owner of Black Spire Outpost’s Droid Depot, Mubo (Star Wars stalwart Matthew Wood). The rich world also introduces new characters into Star Wars lore, like boisterous bartender Seezeslak (Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan) and Guavian Death Gang leader Tara Rashin (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s Debra Wilson).

All images courtesy of ILMxLAB.

The experience takes place on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu, as depicted in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive epic lands at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Players take on the role of a droid repair technician operating near Batuu, and when a group of Guavian Death Gang pirates attack they’ll be forced to jettison the ship’s mysterious cargo and head for the escape pods. After crashing on the planet, they’ll discover never-before-revealed areas of Batuu, and discover that anyone in the galaxy can become a hero.

In addition to the main storyline, players will also be able to step into a never-before-told short tale about a mysterious Jedi temple on Batuu, where they will encounter Yoda and a new Padawan, Ady Sun’Zee. Players will be able to take their adventures even further in Part II of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, scheduled for release in 2021.

“Stepping onto Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a genuinely magical experience,” said Alyssa Finley, producer. “With Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, we’re expanding the story beyond Black Spire Outpost, giving players the chance to discover never-before-seen characters and locations. It’s an immersive adventure that can only exist in VR.”

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will be available on November 19th for the Oculus Quest platform, priced at $24.99.

 

*** Please note the official hashtag #StarWarsTales and handle @ILMxLAB on social media ***

 

ABOUT ILMxLAB

ILMxLAB is Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio, pioneering a new era of interactive storytelling through virtual and mixed reality experiences. Working with acclaimed creators and designers, ILMxLAB creates living worlds, inviting you to step inside and become the hero of your own personal adventure.

ABOUT DISNEY PARKS, EXPERIENCES AND PRODUCTS

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products brings the magic of The Walt Disney Company’s powerful brands and franchises—including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, ESPN, Twentieth Century Studios and National Geographic—into the daily lives of families and fans around the world to create magical memories that last a lifetime.

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland in Anaheim, California, on July 17, 1955, he created a unique destination built around storytelling and immersive experiences, ushering in a new era of family entertainment. More than 60 years later, Disney has grown into one of the world’s leading providers of family travel and leisure experiences, with iconic businesses including six resort destinations with 12 theme parks and 53 resorts in the United States, Europe and Asia with more than 170,000 cast members; a top-rated cruise line with four ships and plans for three more to be completed in 2021, 2022 and 2023; a luxurious family beach resort in Hawaii; a popular vacation ownership program; and an award-winning guided family adventure business.

Disney Imagineers are the creative force behind Disney theme parks, resort hotels and cruise ships globally.

Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business; one of the world’s largest children’s publishing brands; one of the world’s largest licensors of games across platforms; more than 300 Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

ABOUT OCULUS

The Oculus team at Facebook Reality Labs lets people defy distance—connecting with each other and the world—through world-class VR hardware and software. The Oculus content team pursues the creation of best-in-class games, social and narrative experiences, and new VR use-cases like fitness, productivity, and travel. Oculus joins other teams at Facebook Reality Labs dedicated to building the next computing platform centered around people. Facebook Reality Labs is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation.

Thank you to Lucasfilm for the press release, video, and images.

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