If you’ve visited Black Spire Outpost, the setting for the celebrated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, you’ve undoubtedly wondered what might lay outside its walls. What other stories does the remote planet Batuu hold? Today you can find out, with the release of ILMxLAB’s new VR adventure Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge.
Anyone can be a hero in Star Wars, and now it’s your turn. You take on the role of a droid repair technician. It’s a humble story—repairing doors, scanning cargo crates, being boarded by pirates and fighting your way to an escape pod before your entire ship goes down. Grab your All-Kit tool, strap on a hoverpack, and take the fight to the Guavian Death Gang across the wilds of Batuu. Whether trading blaster fire or sending your specialized training droids into battle on your behalf, there’s something for everyone in Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge.
But your journey is just one of many. Batuu is a planet with a lot of history, and ILMxLAB plans to expand Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge over time. Sit down with Seezelslak, owner of his namesake cantina on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost, and let him spin you a story—like, for instance, the story of young Jedi Padawan Ady Sun’Zee in Temple of Darkness.
Set during The High Republic, an all-new era of Star Wars storytelling set hundreds of years before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, this adventure-within-an-adventure tasks you with investigating a mysterious evil that’s taken root on Batuu. You’ll step into the shoes of a new Jedi Padawan, Ady Sun’Zee, and fight side-by-side with Master Yoda.
Whether droid repair technician or Jedi Padawan, you’ll meet up with iconic heroes from the Star Wars galaxy, including Yoda and C-3PO, for which Frank Oz and Anthony Daniels reprised their roles from the films. Matthew Wood also returns as the voice of Mubo, the proprietor of Black Spire Outpost’s Droid Depot at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The voice talent is rounded out by Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s Debra Wilson, who plays Guavian Death Gang cell leader Tara Rashin, and Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan as the aforementioned cantina bartender Seezelslak.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is available now for the Quest Platform. This is ILMxLAB’s most ambitious VR project so far, and one that will only grow larger and more intricate in the future with Part II coming in 2021. Step into the Batuu Wilds and enter a rich Star Wars fantasy about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events—and be sure to keep a good blaster (or two) at your side.