Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series is a good example of interactive storytelling in virtual reality (VR), supporting home headsets like Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR. ILMxLAB then spun off it’s Lightsaber Dojo into a location-based entertainment (LBE) title in collaboration with Nomadic for a short popup run. Today, the pair have announced it’ll be returning for an improved experience.
Now called (deep breath) Vader Immortal – Lightsaber Dojo: A Star Wars VR Experience, the title is inspired by the Episode III Lightsaber Dojo where players could train with lightsabers, blasters, and the Force against waves of droids, stormtroopers and other creatures. The LBE title will be much the same, challenging players with a fight against Darth Vader at the end.
“The ILMxLAB team is excited to bring a new chapter to the Lightsaber Dojo experience,” said ILMxLAB Senior Producer, Shereif Fattouh in a statement. “Fans will soon have the unique opportunity to battle Darth Vader himself using all their abilities in the ultimate test of skill.”
Guests will be able to step onto Mustafar, selecting their lightsaber and difficulty before dealing with waves of Imperial Stormtroopers. At the end a leaderboard will allow players to see how they’ve done in comparison to their friends.
“Nomadic is thrilled to once again partner with ILMxLAB to bring guests into the world of Star Wars,” said Sean Griffin, President of Nomadic. “Our new form factor will deliver a more immersive experience for players, will provide a social viewing experience for their friends and family, and is more efficient for family entertainment centers and arcades to operate. We can’t wait for Star Wars fans worldwide to experience it.”
Currently, Nomadic has yet to details when and where Vader Immortal – Lightsaber Dojo: A Star Wars VR Experience will be available, as well as pricing. When those details are available, VRFocus will let you know.