ILMxLAB ANNOUNCES SURPRISE RELEASE OF
VADER IMMORTAL: EPISODE II AT OCULUS CONNECT 6
The episode is available now for Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift headsets
September 25, 2019 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA. In a surprise announcement, ILMxLAB and Oculus Studios revealed that Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode II is now available for both the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift platforms.
Supervisor, Creative Development and Experience Design Jose Perez III and Senior Producer Alyssa Finley announced the highly-anticipated release during the keynote presentation at Oculus Connect 6, Oculus’ sixth annual developer conference.
“At its core, Vader Immortal allows audiences to explore one central question: what would it be like for you to be a hero in a Star Wars adventure, and learn firsthand about Darth Vader’s mysterious plans?” said Finely during the keynote. “We can’t wait for audiences to continue their journey with Episode II.”
ILMxLAB also debuted the new trailer for the second episode:
Vader Immortal is a three-part canonical Star Wars adventure that allows audiences to step into the role of a Force-sensitive smuggler recruited by Darth Vader himself. In Episode I, they learned how to use a lightsaber and explored the depths of Lord Vader’s castle.
In Episode II, audiences will learn the ways of the Force from the Sith Lord, and battle thrilling new Star Wars creatures while uncovering the secrets of Mustafar. They will also have the opportunity to hone their skills in Lightsaber Dojo II — a standalone training mode that combines lightsaber combat and Force powers for the first time in virtual reality.
“In Dojo II, you will be able to use the Force to stun, pick up, and fling your opponents across the arena,” said Perez. “You can even use the Force to throw your lightsaber.”
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode II is available now on the Oculus Store for $9.99, and is cross-buy enabled for both Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift.
ABOUT VADER IMMORTAL: EPISODE II
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode II continues the swashbuckling adventure of the debut episode, with audiences stepping back into the role of a smuggler recruited by Darth Vader himself. After the Dark Lord teaches you to harness your latent Force abilities, you suddenly find yourself trapped in the depths of Corvax Fortress, an ancient structure hidden deep inside Mustafar. To escape you’ll have to battle terrifying new creatures and uncover the secret behind one of the planet’s oldest mysteries — with only a lightsaber and the Force as your guide.
Directed by Ben Snow, Vader Immortal is written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade), and features Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Big Mouth) as your sardonic droid sidekick, ZO-E3, and fan favorite Scott Lawrence as Darth Vader.
Created in close collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, Vader Immortal is a canonical part of the Star Wars galaxy. Taking place shortly after Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire — also produced by ILMxLAB — it is set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
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, we transform beloved properties into living worlds, inviting you to step inside and become the hero of your own personal adventure.
Images and press release courtesy of ILMxLAB.