(via Oculus Blog)
ILMxLAB took the stage at OC5 to announce Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I, an Emmy-nominated adventure that dropped players into the Star Wars universe. And today at OC6, they joined us again to announce that Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode II is launching today on Oculus Quest and Rift Platform. In Episode II, players return to Mustafar to learn the ways of the Force—including new powers and lightsaber skills—from the legendary Sith Lord himself.
In Episode I, players explored the volcanic world of Mustafar, found their own lightsaber, and learned about Vader’s secret plans before joining him as his new apprentice. At the start of Episode II, the Dark Lord himself will show players how to use the Force, teaching them how to manipulate objects and enhance their lightsaber techniques. Players will need all the help they can get as they descend into the ancient fortress beneath Vader’s castle and encounter new enemies, like the terrifying Darkghast, as well as powerful artifacts, like the mysterious Protosaber. Along the way, fans will solve intricate puzzles and discover even more of Mustafar’s untold history
Outside the main story, players can hop into Lightsaber Dojo II, a new version of the combat arena from Episode I. Here, players will hone their lightsaber skills and newfound Force powers against a menagerie of enemies and traps. Where the first Dojo focused solely on lightsaber combat, Dojo II will see players use the Force to manipulate objects—like rocks, debris, and even their lightsabers, using a suite of new and intuitive gestures. And yes, Jedi-in-training will even learn to pick up and hurl their enemies, just like in the movies. Like before, players will need to advance through multiple stages of Dojo II to earn the best rewards.
The result of a groundbreaking collaboration between ILMxLAB and Oculus Studios, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series brings together a diverse team of storytellers, artists, and engineers. Written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel) and starring Maya Rudolph(The Good Place,Saturday Night Live), Vader Immortal sheds light on a mysterious era in Star Wars history (between Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One), a period that would come to define Darth Vader, one of the most iconic figures in the galaxy.