There are many good reasons to own an Oculus Quest/Quest 2 but for sci-fi fans, the upcoming Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is going to be a major draw. Today, ILMxLAB and Oculus have announced the launch date, released a gameplay trailer and confirmed an iconic character will see its original voice actor reprise their role.
Last month during Facebook Connect it was revealed that Anthony Daniels would continue to play C-3PO and now the creators have said that Frank Oz will be reprising his role as Jedi Master Yoda for the virtual reality (VR) experience. They’ll be joined by Matthew Wood as Black Spire Outpost Droid Depot owner, Mubo; Bobby Moynihan as boisterous bartender Seezeslak and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order‘s Debra Wilson who plays Guavian Death Gang leader Tara Rashin. A proper all-star cast.
“Yoda is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars galaxy, thanks in large part to the incredible performance of Frank Oz. ” said director Jose Perez III. “Working with Frank to weave Yoda into the fabric of Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge was an unforgettable experience and a dream come true. I can’t wait for players to meet the Jedi Master face to face in our first exciting tale.”
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge takes place on the planet of Batuu just on the outskirts of the Black Spire Outpost. With the storyline set between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker you play a droid repair technician who crash lands on the planet after your ship is attacked by pirates. Newly released details note the title will feature a “never-before-told short tale about a mysterious Jedi temple on Batuu, where they will encounter Yoda and a new Padawan, Ady Sun’Zee.”
“Stepping onto Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a genuinely magical experience,” said Alyssa Finley, producer. “With Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, we’re expanding the story beyond Black Spire Outpost, giving players the chance to discover never-before-seen characters and locations. It’s an immersive adventure that can only exist in VR.”
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge will launch for the Oculus Quest platform on 19th November 2020, retailing for $24.99 USD. And it won’t be one single experience as a second part is scheduled for release in 2021. Check out the new trailer below and for further updates, keep reading VRFocus.