Oculus and ILMxLAB unveiled Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode I last year at OC5. Episode II of the Emmy-nominated adventure premiered earlier this year at OC6, and today, we’re thrilled to announce the story will come to an epic conclusion in Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode III, launching November 21 on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform.
In Episode II, players trained under the watchful eye of Darth Vader, learning the ways of the Force to solve ancient riddles and confront powerful enemies ripped from Star Wars lore. Episode III invites fans back to the fiery world of Mustafar, where they’ll need to use everything they’ve learned so far—both in and out of the Lightsaber Dojo—if they hope to battle their way to the epic conclusion.
If you need a refresher, Episode I took players to Mustafar, the fan-favorite planet where a young Anakin Skywalker once battled his longtime friend and mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Here, fans were able to pick up their first lightsabers and fight alongside Darth Vader as his apprentice. The story continued in Episode II, where players learned the ways of the Force, using their newfound abilities to solve puzzles and gain the upper hand in a series of spectacular duels before learning of Vader’s secret plans.
In Episode III, players will lead an attack on Vader’s castle with a contingent of friendly forces. Like in the first two episodes, fans will learn new skills and techniques to help them on their mission, like how to use an Imperial Blaster and thermal detonators, in addition to wielding an ancient lightsaber and Force powers. Players will need every advantage as they clash with stormtroopers, Imperial officers, and other enemies on a climactic push to reach the top of the castle where Vader, and the fate of Mustafar, await.
The result of a groundbreaking collaboration between ILMxLAB and Oculus, Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series brings together a diverse team of storytellers, artists, and engineers. Written by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel) and starring Maya Rudolph (The Good Place, Saturday Night Live), Vader Immortal sheds light on a mysterious era in Star Wars history (between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope), a period that would come to define Darth Vader, one of the most iconic figures in the entire galaxy.
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode III launches November 21 on Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform.