Vader Immortal: Episode II Previewed at D23 Expo 2019

As promised, ILMxLAB brought Vader Immortal: Episode II with them to D23 Expo 2019 and previewed it for attendees. StarWars.com has the rundown of the content that was revealed for Episode II, so be sure to head on over there after reading the intro to their report copied below.

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When you meet Darth Vader and he offers to train you in the Force, it’s an intense moment. The Dark Lord himself intends to send you on a journey deep within the winding catacombs of Mustafar, and it’s almost as if you can feel the heat from the molten lava surface and the ferocity of Vader’s presence in the room.

On Friday, fans at D23 Expo got their first look at the next chapter in the immersive virtual reality experience, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, including new concept art featuring a frightening never-before-seen creature, the Darkghast, and the Corvax Fortress, where the monstrous beast lurks, during an exclusive panel from ILMxLAB. In the room, ILMxLAB revealed a few minutes of cinematic real-time footage — an intriguing preview of things to come when the next installment is released later this year. In Episode II, you’ll get the chance to train in the ways of the Force with Darth Vader and practice in the lightsaber dojo, which will now include using the Force to lift objects and even throw an ignited lightsaber at an enemy.

Before taking the stage, director Ben Snow, supervisor of creative direction and experience design Jose Perez III, and Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive Matt Martin sat down with StarWars.com to share some of their insights on the bold new chapter in the hyper-realistic world of Vader Immortal.