Thursday, August 1, 2019

'Vader Immortal: Episode II' To Be Previewed At D23

By: Dominic Jones

Lucasfilm and Disney announced today that the new virtual reality experience Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series will be getting a preview panel at D23 Expo later this month.  The official D23 Blog announced today that fans will be able to attend at Vader Immortal panel at the convention on Friday August 23rd at 2pm on Stage 28.  The panel will feature an exclusive preview of Episode II of the series (Episode I was released on the Oculus Quest back in May).

The official description for the panel is as follows,

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR SeriesEpisode II First Look
Friday, August 23, 2 p.m., Stage 28

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series lets you become the hero of your own personal adventure as you step into the role of a Force-sensitive smuggler recruited by Darth Vader himself. Director Ben Snow, Senior Experience Designer Jose Perez III, and Lucasfilm Story Group Creative Executive Matt Martin take the stage for an in-depth discussion about the upcoming second episode, including an exclusive sneak peek that will be available only to those at D23 Expo.

Fans who attended the ILMxLAB panel at San Diego Comic Con last month were treated to a sneak peak at the second episode of Vader Immortal in the form of concept art.  You can read a full recap of that panel here.

Vader Immortal is a Virtual Reality experience written by David S. Goyer and developed by the ILMxLab, Lucasfilm's Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality division.  The three episode series is set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and places you on Vader's castle on Mustafar (first seen in Rogue One) as you learn about your connection with the Force discover secrets about the planet and the dark lord.  Episode I of Vader Immortal is available now on on the Oculus Store.

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