Last year, Lucasfilm studio ILMxLAB released Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series for the Oculus Quest and Rift Virtual Reality devices. Now, ILMxLAB has announced that Vader Immortal is coming soon to PlayStation VR.
Not familiar with the game? Vader Immortal is a three-part virtual reality experience that’s more of an interactive narrative than a traditional video game. The game’s events take place in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and heavily features the iconic Star Wars villain, Darth Vader. Though Vader isn’t the game’s player character; instead, players will take on the role of a smuggler recruited by Vader himself.
The first episode of Vader Immortal is described as:
“Step inside a galaxy far, far away with Vader Immortal: Episode I. You are a smuggler operating near Mustafar, the fiery world Darth Vader calls home. When you are unexpectedly pulled out of hyperspace, you find yourself uncovering an ancient mystery at the behest of the Sith Lord himself. With the help of your droid companion, ZO-E3, you’ll navigate the dangers of the fortress, hone your lightsaber skills, and meet new characters along the way as you discover what Vader is up to.”
While the game is more of a cinematic adventure (it’s even written by screenwriter David S. Goyer), Vader Immortal is not just a walking sim in VR. Vader Immortal will challenge players with various combat situations, including lightsaber battles!
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series will release on the PlayStation VR later this summer (June-August 2020).