Have you ever wondered what happened to Darth Vader between the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope? In Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, ILMxLAB lets fans go on an immersive and cinematic exploration of what happened during this time period. Fans will be able to experience this later this month. Sony Interactive Entertainment’s State of Play made the announcement this week that it will be arriving on PlayStation VR on August 25, 2020. Three episodes will be sold together for $29.99 MSRP and bring the complete VR trilogy together for those wanting to experience it.
Along with announcing the release date, a new trailer was released for Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series as well. Check it out here:
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Description
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series lets you step inside your own Star Wars story as 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. The series also includes the popular Lightsaber Dojo modes, where fans can spend hours honing their skills with iconic lightsabers and more in Vader’s training dojo.
“Vader Immortal holds a very special place in our hearts at ILMxLAB and we are very excited to be bringing this to PlayStation VR,” said Harvey Whitney, a producer at ILMxLAB. “This allows even more fans to experience the first Star Wars story designed exclusively for virtual reality.”
It was created together with Lucasfilm Story Group. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series is written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade) and directed by Ben Snow (Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire). Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Big Mouth) brings to life the witty droid sidekick, ZO-E3, and Scott Lawrence (Star Wars Resistance) as Darth Vader.
The series is already winning awards and high acclaim. It has received the Best VR/AR Game at the 2020 Game Developers’ Choice Awards. Vader Immortal: Episode I also won VR Experience of the Year at the 2019 VR Awards. On top of that, it also earned the inaugural Innovation Award at the 2020 Producers Guild Awards. It also has been named a Finalist for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media at the 2019 Emmys.