ILMxLAB, Oculus Studios Announce Surprise Debut of “Vader Immortal” Episode II

Star Wars fans were in for a surprise this afternoon as ILMxLAB and Oculus Studios announced that the highly anticipated Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode II was available for purchase today.

What’s happening:

  • In a surprise announcement, ILMxLAB and Oculus Studios revealed that Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode II is now available for both the Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift platforms.
  • Supervisor, Creative Development and Experience Design Jose Perez III and Senior Producer Alyssa Finley announced the highly-anticipated release during the keynote presentation at Oculus Connect 6.
  • Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode II is available now on the Oculus Store for $9.99.  
  • ILMxLAB also debuted the new trailer for the second episode:

About the VR game:

  • Vader Immortal is a three-part canonical Star Wars adventure that allows audiences to step into the role of a Force-sensitive smuggler recruited by Darth Vader himself.
  • In Episode I, they learned how to use a lightsaber and explored the depths of Lord Vader’s castle.
  • In Episode II, audiences will learn the ways of the Force from the Sith Lord, and battle thrilling new Star Wars creatures while uncovering the secrets of Mustafar.
  • They will also have the opportunity to hone their skills in Lightsaber Dojo II — a standalone training mode that combines lightsaber combat and Force powers for the first time in virtual reality.

About Episode II:

  • After the Dark Lord teaches you to harness your latent Force abilities, you suddenly find yourself trapped in the depths of Corvax Fortress, an ancient structure hidden deep inside Mustafar. To escape you’ll have to battle terrifying new creatures and uncover the secret behind one of the planet’s oldest mysteries — with only a lightsaber and the Force as your guide.

Creative team:

  • Directed by:
    • Ben Snow
  • Written by:
    • David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade)
  • Featuring the voices of:
    • Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Big Mouth) as your sardonic droid sidekick, ZO-E3
    • Scott Lawrence as Darth Vader
  • Vader Immortal is a canonical part of the Star Wars galaxy taking place shortly after Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.
  • It is set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.

What they’re saying:

  • Alyssa Finley: "At its core, Vader Immortal allows audiences to explore one central question: what would it be like for you to be a hero in a Star Wars adventure, and learn firsthand about Darth Vader’s mysterious plans? We can’t wait for audiences to continue their journey with Episode II."
  • Jose Perez III: "In Dojo II, you will be able to use the Force to stun, pick up, and fling your opponents across the arena. You can even use the Force to throw your lightsaber."