ILMxLAB is teasing Star Wars: Vader Immortal Episode 2 with some new concept art.
The art, tweeted out yesterday, features a mysterious character called the Black Bishop. We first saw this hooded figure in Episode 1, but ILMxLAB says we’ll learn more about him in the next instalment. So far we’ve seen the first episode of the series explore the planet of Mustafar, where Vader himself was ‘born’. More importantly, though, we learned about the planet’s native species and the secrets it’s hiding that send Vader on a dangerous mission.
— ILMxLAB (@ILMxLAB) July 29, 2019
Comic-Con attendees got a sneak peek at the latest from Vader Immortal earlier this month but there’s still a lot to learn. We also know that Episode 2 will introduce Force powers for players. We’re looking forward to seeing how the developer combines those with the groundwork its already laid for lightsaber combat.
We loved the first episode of Vader Immortal. “It’s very much the first part of a larger series, one that leaves you wanting more of each of its individual elements,” we said in our review. “But it’s a significant step forward for VR, bolstering a line-up of experiences that emphasize audience emotions over playable technicalities. The pay-off, it successfully argues, is richer than any immersive Star Wars experience before it. ILMxLAB once labelled this as ‘story-living’ over storytelling. A touch hyperbolic, perhaps, but I’m inclined to agree.”
Sadly we still don’t have a date for Episode 2’s release. The first is already available on Oculus Rift and Quest, and we’re hoping the second might hit before the end of the year. Perhaps we’ll get our answer at Oculus Connect 6 in September?