Few things are as memorable in the world of cinema than Frank Oz’s portrayal of Jedi Master Yoda. And today, ILMxLAB announced that Oz will reprise the iconic role in the upcoming VR adventure Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge—slated for release November 19 on the Oculus Quest Platform.
“Yoda is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars galaxy, thanks in large part to the incredible performance of Frank Oz,” says Director Jose Perez III. “Working with Frank to weave Yoda into the fabric of Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge was an unforgettable experience and a dream come true. I can’t wait for players to meet the Jedi Master face to face in our first exciting tale.”
Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge also puts players alongside fan-favorite characters like C-3PO (voiced by Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2, as well as the owner of Black Spire Outpost’s Droid Depot, Mubo (Star Wars stalwart Matthew Wood). The experience also introduces new characters into Star Wars lore, including boisterous bartender Seezeslak (Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan) and Guavian Death Gang leader Tara Rashin (Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s Debra Wilson).
The experience takes place on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost on the planet of Batuu, as depicted in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. In the main storyline, players take on the role of a droid repair technician who discovers that anyone in the galaxy can become a hero. Players will also be able to step into a never-before-told short tale about a mysterious Jedi temple on Batuu, where they’ll encounter Yoda and a new Padawan, Ady Sun’Zee. Players will be able to take their adventures even further in Part II of Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge, scheduled for release in 2021.
“Stepping onto Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a genuinely magical experience,” notes Producer Alyssa Finley. “With Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge, we’re expanding the story beyond Black Spire Outpost, giving players the chance to discover never-before-seen characters and locations. It’s an immersive adventure that can only exist in VR.”
Get ready to experience Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge November 19 on the Quest Platform.