The annual San Diego Comic-Con began yesterday offering fans of comic books, films, videogames and more a chance to hang out, meet the stars and glean new information about what’s coming up in their favourite franchises. For the event, ILMxLAB will be holding a Star Wars Stories panel to discuss the virtual reality (VR) series and tease new info regarding episode 2.
It was always known that Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series would be a three-parter, with the first episode focused on lightsabers while a panel during the Star Wars Celebration event in April revealed that force powers would be the next highlight of the series. What’s not known is the extent of these force powers, Force Choke, Force Push, Force Lightning, the franchise has quite a few to chose from. Additional information may also include further narrative details, as well as the introduction of new characters.
Originally announced as an Oculus Quest title, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series can also be played on Oculus Rift/Rift S. More of an interactive story rather than a fully immersive videogame, the experience certainly impressed when VRFocus reviewed the title back in May. Giving it a full five-star, the review said: “It was difficult to decide whether to fully review Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series as it was the first episode or wait for the other two. Quite honestly it was too enjoyable not to talk about it, achieving that one all-important factor in an episodic tale; suitably stopping at a point where you instantly want more.”
As yet there’s no word on a release date for Episode 2 of Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – that could also happen today? The ‘Step Inside ILMxLAB’s Star Wars Stories’ panel takes place at 4pm PST (12am GMT) with director Ben Snow, senior experience designer Jose Perez III, senior producer Alyssa Finley, and production coordinator Sarah Barrick all taking to the stage.
The six Vader Immortal collectable posters will be given away during the event at the Lucasfilm pavilion. The Darth Vader poster will only be available from the ILMxLAB panel. For further updates on Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, keep reading VRFocus.