D23 Expo 2019: ILMxLAB Brings Us A Peek at Vader Immortal II

Taking the stage Friday at the Expo were Vader Immortal Director Ben Snow, Supervisor, Creative Development and Experience Design Jose Perez III and Matt Martin, Creative Executive, Lucasfilm Story Group.

Fan were able to get a first look at game play from Episode II or the three-episode story line coming out soon to Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift platforms.

Episode II allows you to learn the ways of the Force from none other than Darth Vader.

Lift rocks, enemies, and mysterious artifacts, or solve ancient puzzles as you take your first steps into a larger world.

Building off Episode I Lightsaber Dojo this episode features Lightsaber Dojo II , a standalone experience that combines lightsaber and Force combat for open-ended play. Use powers like Force Stun, Force Grip, and Force Pull to best your enemies in battle — or attack them by throwing your lightsaber across the room!

Episode II lets you experience a mysterious new creature called the Darkghast, which hides deep in the ruins beneath Darth Vader’s castle. Designed off of Return of the Jedi’s Rancor it is your first battle against a very large-scale VR opponent.

A few more fun facts from the media fact sheet:

• Synopsis​: ​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.

• The Force: Episode II​ allows you to learn the ways of the Force from none other than Darth Vader. Lift rocks, enemies, and mysterious artifacts, or solve ancient puzzles as you take your first steps into a larger world.

• Lightsaber Dojo II:​ The episode features ​Lightsaber Dojo II​, a standalone experience that combines lightsaber and Force combat for open-ended play. Use powers like Force Stun, Force Grip, and Force Pull to best your enemies in battle — or attack them by throwing your lightsaber across the room!

• Darkghast:​ The episode introduces a mysterious new creature called the Darkghast, which hides deep in the ruins beneath Darth Vader’s castle.

• Talent:​ ​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.

 • Canon:​ Created in close collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, ​Vader Immortal​ is a canonical part of the Star Wars​ ​ 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 ​Rogue One​.

• Platforms: Like its debut episode, ​ Vader Immortal: Episode II​ will be available on the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift platforms.

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