There are a lot of awesome new game announcements made during Star Wars Celebration and now we finally have the gameplay trailer for the VR experience Vader Immortal: Episode I. Interestingly, the trailer somehow reveals that Darth Vader has his eye on a new secret weapon.
The trailer released by Lucasfilm's ILMxLab opens with an Imperial officer addressing the player. "You've caused us considerable inconvenience," he rasps. However, he isn't the only one who wants a word with you. "In a moment, the Lord of this monolith will give a task." Amusingly enough, he gives you a life-saving tip: "Do not anger Vader."
The player is revealed to be of vast importance. "Now that Vader's found you, he's in reach of enormous power," a fellow prisoner warns. "You must escape."
The player's importance is stressed several times throughout the trailer but it is Darth Vader himself he confirms it rather mysteriously: "You are the one I've been searching for," he declares. "Do as I command."
There's plenty of action and we even get to see Vader take on a few enemies. But will you agree to become Vader's new weapon?
Fans can actually try out Vader Immortal at Star Wars Celebration right now and some key details about the game have been revealed. According to io9, the Sith Lord needs you, the player, to help him acquire a strange device simply known as Bright Star.
Vader Immortal: Episode I is certainly all about lightsabers. However, it has been reported that the later episodes will allow the player to use the Force.
The synopsis for Episode I reads as follows:
"Step into a galaxy far, far away and experience the first Star Wars story designed exclusively for virtual reality. Descend into Darth Vader's mysterious fortress alongside new allies and encounter fearsome enemies, including the Sith Lord himself. Be at the center of a story in which you hold the key to the galaxy's salvation... or destruction."
Vader Immortal: Episode I has not yet been given an official release date but is expected to launch on Oculus Quest this spring.