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Star Wars VR Experience Vader Immortal Is a Fully-Fledged Game

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Lucasfilm’s next Star Wars VR experiment will be much more ambitious than its previous ones, with Vader Immortal being a full—though episodic—game.

This project differs from the previous Trials on Tatooine and Secrets of the Empire experiments in key ways.

The former was a free, contained experience that had players repairing the Millennium Falcon and defending R2-D2 in a desert environment.

Meanwhile, Secrets of the Empire is a more complete experience hosted at selected locations.

Vader Immortal, though, will be available to all owners of Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest headsets. Environmental interaction, stealth, and lightsaber combat are some of the gameplay elements evident in the new trailer embedded below.

The game also seems to be heavily story-focused, beginning with players trapped in Darth Vader’s fortress on Mustafar, before enabling them to escape and uncover revelations about the Sith’s plans.

Set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the game falls into the same time frame as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, though whether it is connected to either of those earlier narratives is as yet unknown.

Vader Immortal is set to release in three parts, with the first set to arrive in the northern hemisphere’s spring.

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Layers of Fear 2 Launching Late Next Month

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Layers of Fear 2 has been talked about for a while now and is finally coming late next month.

Announced today by publisher Gun Media, the sequel to the psychological romp through artistic ego Layers of Fear is set to launch May 28 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Gameplay-wise, the sequel looks to cover similar ground as its predecessor. As a first-person psychological horror with “an emphasis on exploration and story,” players meander through heavily-scripted set-pieces while solving puzzles and being scared a whole lot.

Layers of Fear 2, though, will be swapping the paintbrush for the dizzying heights of Hollywood. According to the game’s Steam synopsis, players “control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner.”

Stifled by their own acting ambitions, the protagonist finds themselves alone and marooned on an increasingly nightmarish boat. The game’s unnamed protagonist must navigate their own past and the challenges the director sets them to unlock the secret to not just the film they are starring in, but their own motivations.

The original Layers of Fear was a captivating take on modern, story-driven horror, so the sequel’s inventive premise and greater scope are welcomed. While the sequel is embarking to a radically different setting, the title looks likely to recapture the original’s claustrophobic, atmospheric level design.

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