I have no doubt in my mind that every one of you has at one point either pretended to fight with a real lightsaber or at least imagined doing it. I can’t be the only one. In the past there have been plenty of games that try to emulate that combat, some of them even have motion controls. But none of them have come as close as Vader Immortal: A Star Wars Story will. It is in VR after all.
What we know
The story takes place in Lord Vader’s personal spooky lava castle on Mustafar. There you get to meet the big bad man in black in person and feel intimidated as hell by his mere presence and size. The VR experience offers some clever puzzles, interesting characters and more importantly lightsabers.
Swinging around your saber, dueling, deflecting laser fire and slicing droids to pieces sounds like quite the treat. And doing all that in VR should be every kid’s dream come true. It’s said that the game lasts around 45 minutes but keep in mind that this is episode one out of three.
You can expect to get your hands on Vader Immortal alongside the release of the much anticipated Oculus Quest. I personally can’t think of a more fitting introduction to VR than buying a Oculus Quest as your first ever VR system and starting off with an experience that will not only teach you the essentials of VR controls but also let you live out a childhood dream. For more information on the Oculus Quest you can check out my recent article on it.