Vader Immortal VR experience could be coming to a city near you

Vader Immortal Lightsaber Dojo key art. Photo: ILMxLAB.
Vader Immortal Lightsaber Dojo key art. Photo: ILMxLAB. /

ILMxLAB is taking the VR fun of Vader Immortal on the road! 

The Star Wars virtual reality game Vader Immortal has been out for some time, and it’s also recently come to PlayStation VR. And while VR may be a household name, it may not necessarily be a household necessity. Gaming consoles have definitely left their mark, but VR has yet to catch on everywhere, leaving games like Vader Immortal to go unrecognized if you don’t have the equipment.

Luckily, the team behind some of Star Wars’ immersive experiences, ILMxLAB, is bringing Vader Immortal to cities across the globe. In a partnership with Nomadic, according to Attractions Magazine, the two companies will help take Vader Immortal on the road. The event will be called Vader Immortal – Lightsaber Dojo: A Star Wars VR Experience, though there are no cities nor dates set for the event just yet.

“The ILMxLAB team is excited to bring a new chapter to the Lightsaber Dojo experience,” said Senior Producer Shereif Fattouh in a statement. “Fans will have the unique opportunity to battle Darth Vader himself using all their abilities in the ultimate test of skill.”

In this new experience — the “lightsaber dojo” as they call it — it allows you to go into battle dojo-style. What’s exciting about this is that you get to go toe-to-toe against Darth Vader himself in this virtual lightsaber battle as you’re transported to the firey locale of Mustafar. This is probably the closest you can get to being in a Star Wars movie if you’re not an actor, and it can be a lot of fun to try out the VR equipment, no matter what your age. In fact, the gameplay was set up that way so people of any skill can play and still enjoy the challenge.

In the dojo, you’ll also be able to use blasters and Force lightning in addition to different lightsabers. And before defeating Darth Vader, you’ll go up against a few stormtroopers and droids too.

There’s no promo video or anything of the sorts just yet from the team about this event specifically, but reviews of Vader Immortal will tell you how immersive the game has been. The Nerdist, for example, released a pretty thorough video last year about the gameplay. And it’s worth a watch if you’re still curious about how the game works and feels.

As of right now, it looks like there’s no telling when they’ll be able to take this show on the road. While some places are still closed down and events are being pushed back, including Disney’s own D23 Expo, it’ll likely take a moment before we get a full announcement with tour dates. Nonetheless, for anyone who hasn’t had a chance to play this VR game, it should be an exciting way to experience it for a bit.

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