In Vader Immortal: Episode 2, Darth Vader is an average Mr. Miyagi


Concept artwork for Vader Immortal II reveals Darth Vader getting his rocks on.


Memorably at Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker travels to Dagobah to train beneath Jedi Master Yoda. The training challenges Luke physically, emotionally and psychologically, and Yoda is as honest as he’s tough. But envision if Darth Vader had coached Luke instead. He certainly would not acquire any “teacher of the year” awards, however I’d certainly need to find out what the older Dark Lord could instruct somebody who’s fresh to the Force.

In the brand new Star Wars virtual reality expertise Vader Immortal: Episode II, those Dark Lord of the Sith is here to educate you a couple of tricks. And once I state here, I really mean it since one of the wonderful aspects of this VR sport is your ability to reveal scale and existence. Vader is no small potato.

I met with the founders of the upcoming match and watched the first couple of moments on Friday in Disney’s D23 Expo at Anaheim, California. and the footage is not available online, however I will tell you it seems mad .

The complete name of this match is Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series — Episode II. In that VR sequel, you satisfy a pre-Rogue One strong and strong Lord Vader who is taken a liking to you and wishes to train you into the manners of this Force. I am aware of, both amazing and awkward, right?

At D23 I spoke to Jose Perez III, a senior adventure designer in ILMxLAB, inventive executive Matt Martin and Ben Snow, who led the match. They discussed the way the galaxy’s greatest villain shapes up as a instructor. 

“It’s good to hang out with Vader,” stated Snow. “He can’t really be a Yoda-like mentor to you. He’s going to be more the bad dad or the hard-ass coach that chucks a medicine ball at you.”

To that Perez responded that Vader is similar to a very mean Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid.

The game picks up directly where Vader Immortal: Episode I left . You’ve mastered battle with a lightsaber, and it’s time how to learn to utilize the Force to combat. You get to sharpen your own abilities at the updated Lightsaber Dojo II that not only forces you to struggle a light sword but also master utilizing the Force to maneuver and catch and throw items. Best of you can hurl your lightsaber with an enemy, see them in half and have it return to a hands just like a boomerang. And that is done using one button Together with shifting your hand.  

“I look at something, I point, I can pick it up and I can pull it towards me. I can throw it,” stated Perez. “And it’s all your own way you would think it would work.”


This is concept art for the Darkghast which hides under Darth Vader’s castle.


It would not be Star Wars with no monsters and boy will not ILMxLAB, the manufacturer of the VR match, have a doozy for you. It’s known as the Darkghast and at the concept artwork shared in D23 Expo, that it resembles a cross between a Rancor from Jabba The Hutt’s palace in Return of those Jedi along with also the Mind Flayer from Stranger Things 3. Apparently, that the Darkghast includes a mouth that’s the size of you (hint, hint) and you’re likely to need to fight .

“You want to talk about cool VR, when you’re dealing with this giant Rancor-like thing right in your face that is incredible,” stated Perez.

There’s no release date yet for Vader Immortal: Episode II, however as Martin reminded me we have been waiting for something like this VR match for decades.

Vader Immortal: Episode II has been “what people have been wanting for the last 40 years – the idea of stepping into Star Wars. This is really the best opportunity to do that.”