A Darth Vader virtual reality game was announced today during the ILMxLAB panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe.
Virtual reality is about to get a lot darker and more awesome. At the ILMxLAB panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe today, it was announced Darth Vader will be getting his own canon VR video game, written by acclaimed screenwriter David Goyer (The Dark Knight, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice; via StarWars.com).
Goyer said, ““When we looked at all the characters, places, and worlds in the Star Wars universe available to us, we asked ourselves, ‘What haven’t we seen before? Who are we curious about?… Darth Vader is the perfect ambassador to usher us into the Star Wars VR universe.”
No release date was given for the game, what platform it will be available on, or even what era it takes place in. However, a teaser showing Darth Vader was played during the panel, which you can watch below (via Star Wars Junk).
In other news out of ILMxLAB, The Trials of Tatooine VR experience will soon be available in your own home. According to StarWars.com, starting July 18th anyone with a HTC Vive VR headset will be able to play the game.
The Trials of Tatooine makes you a Jedi Padawan and sends you to Tatooine, where you are tasked with performing a mission for Luke Skywalker himself. Watch the trailer for the experience below.
We’ve talked about virtual reality a lot here on Dork Side ever since ILMxLAB first became an entity. The fruit of their work which they have shown to the public promises the pinnacle of Star Wars fans’ dreams: to finally be able to walk on a Star Wars world, interact with Star Wars characters, and hold a (virtually) real Star Wars weapon. ILMxLAB is currently hosting booths where fans can test the experience at Star Wars Celebration Europe, but on July 18th, everyone will be able to immerse themselves in the galaxy far, far away.
And that’s just the beginning.
Keep checking Dork Side as we keep you up to date on all things Star Wars this Celebration weekend.