See the exciting, new trailer for Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge (2020). Photo courtesy of ILMxLAB.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge (2020). Photo courtesy of ILMxLAB. /

See the new trailer for Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge.

Star Wars is continuing to venture into the world of virtual reality in gaming, and it’s got yet another VR game lined up in the next few weeks. That game is Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, and developers ILMxLAB just released the latest trailer for the soon-to-come game.

In the trailer, you see from the point of view of the person you’re playing. This unknown traveler comes to Batuu, the fictional location of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disney Parks, and heads to the Black Spire Outpost. While the game is based on the world created for the Disney Parks, though, it looks like you’ll certainly be able to explore things outside of those boundaries.

Eventually, as the trailer shows, you can learn the ways of the Force, going from a gun-toting scoundrel to a lightsaber-wielding Jedi. You can see all the excitement that’s in store in the trailer for Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge below.

As mentioned, the game is one of many VR experiences Star Wars has released. Though it looks like this one, in particular, will only be available for VR through the Oculus Quest. The latest Star Wars game, Star Wars: Squadrons, is playable on regular consoles and also supports VR. And the previous VR entry, Vader Immortal, eventually was supported on PlayStation VR.

So, if you do have the Oculus Quest set, this Star Wars game may be worth checking out. As of right now, it’s hard to tell just how well this game would do. On one hand, it doesn’t necessarily look as good as something like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. And the point-and-shoot mechanics don’t look overly exciting (though the lightsaber gameplay surely can be).

The biggest possible flaw about this game, though, is that it’s basing itself on a property that isn’t necessarily the most interesting thing in the Star Wars canon. Galaxy’s Edge is certainly a fun experience for Disney Park-goers. But since it was never part of the movies in any way, it hasn’t racked up the type of excitement that something like Tatooine, Hoth or even Endor might elicit, just by name recognition alone.

In one regard though, it is good to see the game is bringing us some old favorites. That includes C-3PO, R2-D2 and (surprisingly) Yoda. Hopefully, those three’s presence will enhance the gameplay. But we’ll have to see what the game’s really like when it comes out next month.

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Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will be out on Oculus Quest on Nov. 15.