Entertainment Weekly take a look at the forthcoming first episode of Vader Immortal, which is available for download for $9.99 to the Quest headset when Oculus Quest becomes available on 21st May for $399.
The story they’re telling in Vader Immortal is canon, and it’s set before the events of Rogue One, which fills in the blanks of what Vader was doing in the years between becoming the rasping, robotic Sith Lord and his appearance as a Rebellion-smashing enforcer in 1977’s original Star Wars.
“It’s like if we’re going to go to the trouble of telling this it has to hook in [to the larger narrative,]” Miller says. “But we didn’t want to hook in directly, like recreating a scene from one of the movies. That might be interesting, but as a passive observer — ‘oh yeah, I remember this scene’ — the fans would quickly get to the point of ‘Okay, now what?’”
Early iterations of Vader Immortal also had a new story playing out with the “visitor” having no role or action in the story. You were just an invisible presence, watching Vader interact with The Emperor or other minions, without engaging with you at all.
Instead, you get to battle ancient droids, reminiscent of the resurrected skeletons of Ray Harryhausen from 1963’s Jason and the Argonauts, only these ones are mechanical and swinging electrostaffs.
It looks amazing and we will continue to bring news regarding its release as the date approaches.