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Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Game Series

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https://www.ilmxlab.com/news/vader-immortal-a-star-wars-vr-series-and-trailer-revealed/

The 3-part series, written by David S. Goyer, is coming to Oculus Quest in 2019

Darth Vader: we know him as the galaxy’s most infamous villain whose mere breathing can spread terror across an entire universe. A blend of advanced technology and moral decay, his power is unrivaled. Vader’s death is, of course, famous to fans all over the world – but there’s still much to be told about his life.

Today, we are excited to announce our latest immersive experience, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, coming to Oculus Quest in 2019. ILMxLAB Executive in Charge Vicki Dobbs Beck, and David S. Goyer, writer and executive producer of Vader Immortal, revealed the first details onstage at Oculus Connect 5, including a teaser trailer and our collaboration with Oculus.

The series takes place on the lava planet Mustafar between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and features a unique combination of immersive cinematic storytelling and dramatic interactive play. You’ll go inside Vader’s fortress, first seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is set in the fiery wasteland the Sith Lord calls home.

“We always look for opportunities to explore the Star Wars universe in new ways,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “ILMxLAB is very excited to be working with David S. Goyer on a first-of-its-kind Star Wars experience which allows fans to travel to Darth Vader’s fiery, lava-ridden fortress and wield a lightsaber on his home turf.”

Set up by the events of our hyper-reality story Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire (an award-winning collaboration with The VOID), we are focused on connecting the broader narrative between home- and location-based VR experiences, a first for the virtual reality industry.

“As a lifelong Star Wars fan, working with ILMxLAB on an untold Vader story is a dream come true. The experience is designed to be ‘immersive first,’ meaning that from its inception, this 3-part series has been conceived and executed specifically for the VR medium,” said Goyer. “We’re breaking new ground with this project that places you, the user, at the center of the story.”

“Our mission at ILMxLAB is to have fans ‘Step Inside Our Stories,’ and Vader Immortal represents a significant step forward in that ongoing quest.” said Dobbs Beck. “Our friends at Oculus share ILMxLAB’s ambition to bring compelling immersive narratives to life and using Oculus’ hardware, we will invite fans to experience Darth Vader as never before.”

Being at the center of the story, an active character in the experience itself is only possible in virtual reality. Vader Immortal is no exception to our “immersive first” design principle and we are excited about Oculus Quest, tetherless and without the need of a PC, and the sense of truly free immersion it will bring to the home VR space for the first time.

“Whether it’s hearing Darth Vader’s breathing behind you and physically turning to face him in person or wielding a lightsaber with your own hands, Vader Immortal captures the ultimate wish fulfillment,” says Colum Slevin, head of experiences at Oculus. “Untethered VR immerses you in this universe and places you at the center of this amazing story.”

Creating a groundbreaking experience like Vader Immortal does not happen without the support of talented folks across our industry. In addition to screenwriter David S. Goyer and our friends at Oculus, we are proud to be working with Ninja Theory, an award-winning developer in the UK, and Epic Games, creators of Unreal Engine.

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I am incredibly excited for this.

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I played Secrets of the Empire when it was in London with my best friend. Definitely pumped for more of these kinds of experiences.

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That clip of JEJ sounded better than any recent Vader recordings

The Jedi are all but extinct.......
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I am soo pumped about this. #hype

I can answer almost all questions anyone might have about the Sith from Star Wars Legends, and please do PM me for the bd25 DEED(Despecalised Editions), as I have this version, though I can’t answer technical questions about them. Do not go gentle into that good night, Though wise men at their end know dark is right, They
Do not go gentle into that good night.
“Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.” - SilverWook
Feel the love.

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Seems there’ll be more info on this at Star Wars Celebration…
 

ILMxLAB is coming to Star Wars Celebration — and we’re bringing Darth Vader!’:-

'This April, Star Wars Celebration Chicago will be the epicenter for the latest news, surprises, and reveals — and the team at ILMxLAB will be there with our newest project, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series.

Members of the creative team will take the Celebration Stage on Friday, April 12th at 1:30PM CST. There they will reveal new details and discuss the making of the eagerly-awaited virtual reality project, written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy). Afterwards, we’ll be opening a booth in partnership with Oculus where fans can take a look at the first episode thanks to an exclusive, interactive demo that will bring them face-to-face with Vader himself.’

https://www.ilmxlab.com/news/ilmxlab-is-coming-to-star-wars-celebration-and-were-bringing-darth-vader/
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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I am hoping this will be quite an interactive series, and we see more series based on other characters if it sells well.
Very much looking forward to seeing more about this.

Tighten Up and then turn it all the way up to 11!

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‘Descend into the depths of Darth Vader’s Mustafar fortress when #VaderImmortal: A #StarWars VR Series launches on #OculusQuest May 21.’ - https://twitter.com/ILMxLAB/status/1123290951839932416 & https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/2108775495884888/ (with video)

www.ilmxlab.com : www.facebook.com/ILMxLAB : https://twitter.com/ilmxlab : www.instagram.com/ilmxlab

£7.99 for the game ($10US); not bad at all (okay, the equipment is somewhat expensive, yet a great price for the game itself)

 


 

A couple of reviews for ‘Vader Immortal - Episode 1’ from the Star Wars Explained youtube channel (contains spoilers)

Vader Immortal Episode 1 - Gameplay, Summary, and Review (Spoilers)

30 Facts from Vader Immortal Episode 1 - Easter Eggs, References, Legends Connections, and More!
 

Vader Immortal – Episode I’ Review: A Strong Start for Canonical ‘Star Wars’ VR (article from Collider on the VR series game)

& Review: Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode 1 (from the VR Focus website)

& VR alters the deal; I pray it alters it further (review article from IGN)
 

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Star Wars Vader Immortal Launches on Rift, Includes Cross-buy with Quest’:-

Star Wars Vader Immortal – Episode 1 arrived on Oculus Quest late last month as a key launch title for the standalone headset. ILMxLab today launched its Star Wars-themed experience on Rift & Rift S.

https://www.roadtovr.com/star-wars-vader-immortal-is-coming-to-rift-june-20th
 

^ ‘Star Wars Vader Immortal – Episode 1 is now available on the Oculus Store for Rift (S), priced at $10. In addition, Oculus Home now features two collectible light sabers to futz around with.’

‘ILMxLab says it will be available on the Rift platform starting June 20th. Oculus additionally says that it supports cross-buy, meaning if you own it on Quest, you’ll also be able to download it on Rift (S) for free. Star Wars Vader Immortal – Episode 1 normally costs $10.’
 

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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I’ve been dying to play this but they’ve been sold out everywhere.

Help finish ROTJ: Revisited!

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Just played it today. It’s very enjoyable, but definitely leans hard into the new extended canon - it’s essentially a sequel to the 2017 Darth Vader comic series. Hopefully episode 2 will be reasonably forthcoming (and perhaps a little longer!).

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SDCC 2019: Vader Immortal - Episode II - Concept Art & Details Announced’:-

https://www.starwars.com/news/sdcc-2019-vader-immortal-episode-ii-concept-art-and-details-revealed
 

https://www.ilmxlab.com : https://twitter.com/ilmxlab : https://www.facebook.com/ILMxLAB
 

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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This series seems awesome so far. I don’t know if you guys read Charles Soule’s Vader comic, but this seems like a continuation of that.
And hopefully the ending is less anticlimactic than the final issue of Vader was.
I love “Vader mopes over Padme” stories, and I LOVE “Sith try to mess with the barrier between life and death” stories.

This stuff has roots in at least 1980, because there’s this image in Rinzler’s ESB book that has Vader thinking about a beautiful woman as he sits in his egg chamber thing.

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'Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series — Episode II - First Look
Friday, August 23, 2 p.m., Stage 28

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series lets you become the hero of your own personal adventure as you step into the role of a Force-sensitive smuggler recruited by Darth Vader himself. Director Ben Snow, Senior Experience Designer Jose Perez III, and Lucasfilm Story Group Creative Executive Matt Martin take the stage for an in-depth discussion about the upcoming second episode, including an exclusive sneak peek that will be available only to those at D23 Expo.’

^ from https://d23.com/d23-expo-2019-additional-presentations/
 

Very much looking forward to seeing what they come up with for Episode II - and how they have progressed since Episode I…

 

 

A little more on the missions, new features and abilities for ‘Vader Immortal: Episode II’:-

https://www.starwars.com/news/d23-expo-2019-vader-immortal-episode-ii

The article has the game being released… ‘later this year’.
 

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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I’m still trying to get my hands on an Oculus Quest. They’re sellling them as fast as they’re making them.

Help finish ROTJ: Revisited!