Last week VRFocus reported that ILMxLAB was hosting a Star Wars Stories panel for Vader Immortal: Episode 1 as well as releasing new details for Episode II. Several new concept art images have now surfaced as well as new details regarding the forthcoming episode.
The above and below images give a teasing hint at whats’ to come in Vader Immortal: Episode II. It has been widely known that Force powers would be making an appearance and thanks to Vader taking your lightsaber at the end of Episode I, Force powers are going to be a major feature.
Talking to StarWars.com, Ben Snow, director of Vader Immortal said: “You will get to use the Force in Episode II. The first image is really part of the training. The way we thought about this was, we wanted to give you the Vader equivalent of Yoda teaching Luke about the Force in Empire Strikes Back. So we wanted it to be slightly darker and more twisted. He talks about the power of the dark side as well as the things you can do with the Force. So in this moment that the concept art reveals, you see him starting to manipulate objects and he’s starting to show you how you can use the Force to create something. But then, of course, Vader takes it in his own direction.”
“Our goal is to make the Force in Episode II as satisfying as the lightsaber felt in Episode I,” Snow adds.
Episode I featured the rather shadowy Black Bishop, and the character returns in the concept art, next to a tomb in the ancient fortress: “He becomes quite important in Episode II, and we learn about his background,” Snow says. “We’re trying to make it feel very atmospheric. This is a hidden area of the fortress that hasn’t really been explored. The Mustafarians know of it through legend. It’s a good chance to poke around in an unexplored part of Star Wars.”
It’s all very exciting stuff for fans of the franchise, yet there’s still no word on the release date for Vader Immortal: Episode II. When details do emerge, VRFocus will let you know.