A new trailer has been unleashed for the upcoming Star Wars VR adventure experience called Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I.
The VR experience comes from ILMxLAB and it will be released on the Oculus VR headsets later this year. Vader Immortal will give fans the experience of what it would be like to work under the iron fist of Darth Vader.
Here’s the official synopsis for Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I:
Set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series is an original narrative adventure that lets audiences step into the role of a smuggler operating near Mustafar, the volcanic world that Darth Vader calls home. In typical Star Wars fashion, they’ll soon find themselves in the middle of a grand adventure as they are unexpectedly pulled out of hyperspace — and eventually come face to face with the Sith Lord himself.
So, you can expect Vader to send you on a mission and the narrative story is said to run between 45 and 60 minutes. When talking about the series, director Ben Snow explained:
“Vader Immortal lets you step inside a Star Wars story, so you’re not just observing what’s happening. You’re the lead character. As a fan, I’ve always wanted to feel what it’s like to be close to Darth Vader. So to have him walk right up in VR — not only with his mechanical breathing, but talking to and addressing you directly — is something that I think is going to be meaningful for a lot of fans.”
We will get to learn a lot of aspects about Vader in the Vader Immortal including more about his volcanic home of Mustafar, its history, the culture of the planet, and one of the tribes on the planet.
Vader will be voiced by Scott Lawrence in the series. He has previously voiced the character in games such as Star Wars: Rebel Assault II and Star Wars: Dark Forces. Maya Rudolph (SNL) will also provide the voice of a droid named ZOE3. She will be the co-pilot for the players on their journey.
While talking about Rudolph’s casting in Vader Immortal at Star Wars Celebration, writer and executive producer David S. Goyer said:
“Much in the way Alan Tudyk did with K-2SO, we needed somebody for this role that could create a unique character using their improvisation and performance skills. Maya truly was the first person we thought of, right from the very beginning, and her contributions and sense of humor have guided ZOE3 every step of the way.”
Vader Immortal will launch this spring along with the release of the new Oculus Quest headset, which will cost $399. Watch the trailer below and let us know if it looks like something you’d want to try out.