Today, Lucasfilm along with ILMxLAB released a behind-the-scenes video revealing story details and characters for their upcoming virtual reality experience, “Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge.”
Starring Bobby Moynihan (Star Wars Resistance) and Debra Wilson (Jedi: Fallen Order), Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is a VR experience unlike any other. Releasing later this year on the Oculus Quest and from the team that brought you Vader Immortal, you’ll play the role of a droid repair technician who crash lands on Batuu. From there, prepare to get swept up into an exciting journey on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost, all set in the backdrop of the Star Wars universe.
The timing couldn’t be better for Disney Parks as the pandemic has scuttled most of the park’s activities, including Galaxy’s Edge. This VR experience, offers those at home a taste of that Disney Park magic, even if they may not feel comfortable making the trip.
Here’s the official press release…
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Today, ILMxLAB announced the first casting news for its upcoming action-adventure virtual reality experience, Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, which is currently in development in collaboration with Oculus from Facebook.
In a new video, the creative team revealed that acclaimed actor and comedian Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, Star Wars Resistance) will star as Seezelslak, an Azumel bartender with a penchant for storytelling who is central to the story. Debra Wilson (Mad TV, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order) will also join the cast as Tara Rashin, a power-hungry pirate who leads a cell of Guavian Death Gang operatives on Batuu.
“Star Wars Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is a dream project for all of us at ILMxLAB. Bobby Moynihan and Debra Wilson are really bringing these characters to life with great passion,” said Jose Perez III, Director. “Building off of the groundbreaking work for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, our team is working tirelessly to expand the story of Black Spire Outpost. We are excited for fans to have the opportunity to battle evil space pirates, explore Batuu, engage with iconic characters, or just hang out in Seezelslak’s cantina and play a relaxing game of Repulsor Darts.”
In Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, fans play a droid repair technician who crash lands on Batuu after a pirate attack. In typical Star Wars fashion, they’ll quickly get swept up into a grand adventure on the outskirts of Black Spire Outpost. Players can converse with Seezelslak in his cantina and be transported to other places and times in the Star Warsgalaxy through his legendary tales. They can also receive important missions to complete in the wilds of Batuu, encountering new and iconic characters along the way, like the pirate Tara Rashin.
“We’re thrilled to get a chance to expand upon the story of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and bring Batuu home in a whole new way,” said Alyssa Finley, Senior Producer. “Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is being crafted from the ground up to harness the unique power of virtual reality storytelling. For Star Wars fans, there’s nothing like meeting new and iconic characters face to face, and embarking on exciting adventures through the wilds of Batuu.
”Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge” will launch later this year on Oculus Quest. Other details about the release of the game and pricing will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, check out some concept art from the game and the full video below!